Shoalhaven City Council has installed 18 Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) Cameras in the Nowra CBD. These cameras are located in Junction Street (between Berry and Kinghorne Streets and Junction Court) and Kinghorne Street (between Smith Lane and Egans Lane). A full listing of camera locations and a map of locations is available in the Nowra CBD CCTV Project Code of Practice.
The cameras were funded by a grant from the Commonwealth Attorney General under the National Crime Prevention programme.
The cameras have been installed following concerns regarding the level of street crime in the area.
The objectives of the project are:
- To reduce crime levels by deterring potential offenders
- To reduce fear of crime
- To help ensure an effective Police response in emergency situations
- To assist in the detection and prosecution of offenders and
- To help secure a safer environment for those people who live in, work in and visit Nowra’s CBD.
The project aims to assist in the prevention of crimes including: Assault; Assault occasioning grievous bodily harm; Assault occasioning actual bodily harm; Sexual Assault; Aggravated sexual assault; Steal motor vehicle; Steal from motor vehicle; Other steal; Break and enter; Malicious damage to property; Dealing, trafficking in drugs.
The cameras send images to the Nowra Police Station where the system can be monitored by the NSW Police Force, particularly in the event of an incident or at peak times. The recorded images will only be used and/or disclosed for law enforcement or other lawful purposes.
All recorded images that are not part of any ongoing police investigation or court proceeding, or not required for any other lawful reason, will be deleted after approximately 30 days.
Any enquiries in regard to the CCTV system should be directed to the Community Development Coordinator on (02) 4429 3446.