AusGrid cables Sydney’s CCTV project

Additional CCTV cameras will be installed in Sydney with fibre optic cables connecting the camera network.

AusGrid is carrying out the installation of fibre optic cable and controls access to the underground pit and duct network the camera network uses.

The City of Sydney made the $500000 investment following a federal government rejection of the council’s application for funding

Six additional security cameras will be brought to Kings Cross, which will extend the coverage area along the Darlinghurst Road strip from Williams Street to Macleay Street and in Bayswater Road.

According to the City of Sydney, fibre optic cable to connect the cameras is currently being laid, with work bringing them on online scheduled to be completed in August.

This follows the City of Sydney’s installation of 81 cameras covering the City Centre, Darlinghurst, King’s Cross, Surry Hills and Glebe.

Council’s installation has included a public notification process, development applications and getting access to the pit and duct network at times that cause least disruption for traffic and residents.

Decisions on the locations of the cameras were done in discussion with NSW Police.

This was based on based on crime mapping data, and following a process of community consultation.

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