Council puts CCTV cameras up

IT'S not a large injection of funds into the local economy, but Coffs Harbour City Council is generating income from outside its boundaries.

The council recently won a tender to install and configure CCTV cameras on power poles in Inverell Shire as well as to train officers in their use.

The tender is worth $280,000.

Council's manager of telecommunications and new technology, Andrew Sales, said tenders such as these were not uncommon.

"We do projects all over the state," Mr Sales said.

While admitting that the installation of cameras in Inverell was to be partly used in law enforcement with police able to see the closed-circuit footage, Mr Sales said the use of the cameras in Coffs Harbour was for different reasons.

"It's looking after our own assets," he said.

"Mainly from vandalism."

Mr Sales said CCTV cameras had been installed in Coffs Harbour at Cavanbah Hall, the airport, certain levels of the car park in Castle St, caravan parks and at the council chambers.



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