Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Grant Refusal No Barrier to CCTV Bid

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Grant Refusal No Barrier to CCTV Bid

Article excerpt

THE Buderim Safe committee is calling on businesses to get behind its initiative to have CCTV systems installed in the heart of town.

The organisation applied for a $13,000 State Government grant last year to have the systems installed.

The application was rejected, and the committee is calling on businesses to help.

Buderim Pharmacy owner Alistair Cook, a member of Buderim Safe, said CCTV would benefit business owners and the community.

"Some of the shop owners are very keen to participate and we're trying to talk with others to see if they can do the same thing as well," Mr Cook said.

"We've gone back to the original concept to put storeowners in charge and rely on their goodwill," he said.

Mr Cook said rather than 24/7 surveillance, the systems would record, making them cheaper to install.

"If there's an incident in the street, police would come to businesses to go back to their CCTV and identify if there's an individual person they're looking for," he said. …

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