Halifax and Davenport businesses are a step closer to having enhanced security, with 22 cameras in the process of being installed in the Bunbury business parks.
The eighth camera was put in place on Monday November 18 by local business BTS as part of efforts to improve security, safety, access and infrastructure for residential businesses.
Made possible with $3 million in State Government funding, the initiative will involve the installation of CCTV, improving the road network by installing a slip lane, and providing a sewerage upgrade.
The first component of the project is managed by the Bunbury Geographe Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and chief executive officer Mark Seaward said he was pleased with the progress so far.
“We are looking forward to fully commissioning the system in the near future,” Mr Seaward said.
South West Development Commission chief executive officer Mellisa Teede said it was terrific to see the upgrades making progress after the State Government agency worked with local businesses and organisations to build the case for the project.
“With the right infrastructure in place, we can unlock the growth potential in these major business parks,” Ms Teede said.
Member for Bunbury, Don Punch MLA, said the installation of the CCTV in time for the busy Christmas period is a very good outcome for Halifax.
“Warmer weather and increased commercial activity in the lead up to Christmas is often accompanied by an increase in petty crime so this commitment is coming to fruition at a really useful time for businesses operating in Halifax,” Mr Punch said.
“The days of people feeling they can waltz into Halifax and damage property or steal from businesses because nobody is watching and they won’t have to face the consequences are just about over.
“Successful business supported by the necessary services and infrastructure grow and employ more people, and that is exactly the environment we are creating in Halifax.”