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CCTV Planned for ‘Burgh Library

Helensburgh Library%202WOLLONGONG City Council will begin consultations with the community about the proposed installation of CCTV cameras in Helensburgh library.

Consultation will begin on 15 August and close on August 31. Library customers and the community can find out more about the installation of cameras either at the Helensburgh library or Council’s website.

Council currently has a policy on the use of CCTV cameras to ensure that libraries, community centres and other public spaces offer a safe environment for the community, while at the same time respecting privacy. Council has CCTV cameras in other buildings and centres, including libraries throughout the city. At many sites CCTV cameras are also used to assist in ensuring the safety of staff and property.

Prior to installing the cameras Council conducted a safety audit of the library with NSW Police, who recommended the installation.

For information on Council’s CCTV Policy and Code of Practice, visit Council’s website.

The community will also be able to view information on the proposed installation on Council’s Engagement website.

For more information call Council’s Customer Service on (02) 4227 7111.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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