Council received $450,000 in funding through Round 3 of the Safer Communities Fund, for a two-part project:
- Upgrade five CCTV analogue cameras in Armidale’s Beardy Street Mall with digital cameras, including a network upgrade to include optic fibre infrastructure
- Install and commission 25 solar lights on the cycleway within the Armidale CBD precinct
A location has been identified for new solar lighting along the Armidale Cycleway. Council will install the lighting between Markham Street and the Donnelly Street bridge, following advice from Armidale police because of the high number of users on that section and police records of previous incidents.
It is hoped the detailed design process and quotes from contractors might identify opportunities to install further lighting and extend this section.
Council will continue to advocate for additional funding so further lighting can be added to other critical links within the cycleway to improve safety.
Construction of the initial section of lighting is scheduled to begin in mid 2020.
The CCTV optic fibre infrastructure upgrade was completed in March 2020. Installation of the digital cameras is scheduled to be undertaken in June 2020 and is expected to cost $45,000.
Published on 29 May 2020