Why have you chosen the McIntyre Street Underpass, Seymour?

    Mitchell Shire Council worked alongside stakeholders and Victoria Police to determine the priority areas for CCTV and lighting projects. The McIntyre Street underpass was chosen following consultation with the stakeholder groups and community.

    Does this mean other areas will miss out?

    No. The decision does not dismiss the need for CCTV in other areas within Seymour. We will continue to review the data available and will work alongside anyone with concerns throughout the community. Please report incidents to police or call Council on (03) 5734 6200.

    What should I do if I believe there should be CCTV in a different part of Seymour?

    Please contact Council on (03) 5734 6200 to discuss further.

    Is this the first time CCTV cameras are being installed in Mitchell Shire?

    No. Council has successfully rolled the Hadfield Park CCTV and Security Lighting which post evaluation has highlighted an increase in community safety perceptions and reduced crime. The Broadford CCTV project works are currently underway- this site was chosen following a high number of break-ins to the Broadford Youth Room, significant vandalism and damage to the Skate Park and Youth Room and the development of the new Men’s Shed, Community Garden and Living and Learning Centre. CCTV and lighting towers are being installed as both a deterrent and an aid to reduce the likelihood of vandalism and damage.