CCTV now a reality 4 Wagga Wagga

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C4Wagga welcomes the announcement today that the Wagga Wagga City Council has let the contract to Schneider Electric for the installation of CCTV in the CBD of Wagga Wagga.

Planning and fundraising has been in progress for 18 months, with the homework done it is now all systems go for the installation.  C4Wagga was recently involved with Council representatives in a fact finding tour to investigate the system proposed by Schneider. We visited the City of Sydney’s CCTV nerve centre and inspected the recently updated camera system in the Sydney CBD and at the NSW Art Gallery.  A visit to Schneider’s head office at Ryde enlightened the working group with additional information.

Chris Fitzpatrick, CEO of C4Wagga said “that this exercise was a very valuable experience to be able to “road test” Schneider’s proposed system for Wagga Wagga, it gave us the hands on experience required to have confidence in the decision to recommend the Schneider proposal as the preferred option.”

There are differences between the Sydney City Council’s CCTV program and what is proposed for Wagga Wagga; particularly in the management of the system but fundamentally the camera system will be the same.

Chris Fitzpatrick said “the final outcome is a great example of what can be achieved with collaboration between the Community, Council, and the State and Federal Government’s. CCTV will finally come to reality which will make our City a safer place, and encourage our community to re-engage with the City precinct.”

Judy Galloway, Chair of C4Wagga said “we look forward to being involved in “turning the switch on” when the installation project is completed, and we thank all involved in their support for this outstanding CCTV project for Wagga Wagga.”

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