CCTV installed in Sunshine Activity Centre to boost public safety

Closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) have been installed and are now operating in
selected locations in the Sunshine Activity Centre.

Brimbank Council, in partnership with Victoria Police and the Sunshine Business Association,
received $388,000 in grant funding from the Victorian Government, through the Department of
Justice and Community Safety, to deliver the CCTV system.

Thirty-four cameras have been installed in the northern and southern parts of Sunshine
Activity Centre with a focus around the Hampshire Road shopping area, Clarke Street,
McDonald Lane, Bennett Place, City Place, Sun Crescent and near the Sunshine bus
interchange. These are in addition to cameras already located at Sunshine train station.

The CCTV system aims to help Victoria Police address crime in the town centre, by deterring
unwanted activity, and assist them to apprehend offenders.

Community safety is of vital importance to Council and installation of the CCTV system is one
of a range of initiatives to improve perceptions of safety in the town centre, as well as assist
Victoria Police in crime investigations.

“Council has an important role to play in maintaining community safety and supporting police
efforts in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour,” said Brimbank City Council Mayor, Cr Bruce Lancashire.

“We hope the introduction of CCTV in busy areas of the Sunshine Town Centre will help improve
perceptions of safety and encourage more people to come out and about, and visit the many
wonderful businesses you’ll find in Sunshine.”

Council consulted with Victoria Police, the Sunshine Business Association, and a CCTV
specialist to determine the best locations to support police efforts in crime detection and

The cameras are owned and maintained by Council. Victoria Police will monitor the cameras
in responding to incidents and collect evidence to support criminal investigations.

This is the second time CCTV has been installed in a Brimbank activity centre for public
safety, with CCTV being in place at the St Albans Activity Centre since 2018.

“The CCTV system is part of a wider program to continue improving and developing Sunshine
as an exciting, attractive and welcoming place to shop, work, live and visit,” said Cr Lancashire.

“We thank the Victorian Government for their support and funding to help deliver the CCTV
system in Brimbank”.

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