SHOPPERS will soon feel safer at Blacktown’s Westpoint shopping centre.
Blacktown Council last week presented a $22,000 cheque to the centre for the installation of seven more CCTV cameras in areas around the shopping centre precinct.
The presentation cemented the partnership between Blacktown Council, Westpoint Shopping Centre and Blacktown police in a joint effort to improve community safety.
Mayor Len Robinson said public safety was a priority for Blacktown Council.
‘‘By introducing additional cameras, the shopping centre is able to increase its supervision of various areas of the centre and advise security and the police of any situations that may arise,” he said.
“This partnership demonstrates our commitment to ensuring residents feel safe when they are shopping in Blacktown CBD.’’
The mayor also commended the police for their outstanding contribution to the community.
“Blacktown local area command has worked tirelessly to reduce the amount of crime and loitering that occurs around the shopping centre as well as Blacktown CBD and has achieved some fantastic results,’’ Councillor Robinson said.
‘‘This is another approach taken in a joint effort to deter illegal activities and continue along the successful path of offering a safe and vibrant environment in and around the centre.”