Business confidence booming at Leura Mall as CCTV network officially inaugurated by Senator Payne
Senator Payne visited Leura in the Blue Mountains to inaugurate the CCTV network now operational at Leura Mall alongside local business owners and other members of the community.
In 2017, Senator Payne announced the delivery of $120,000 in Coalition funding to the Leura Village Association for the installation of 17 CCTV cameras throughout the mall as part of The Safer Communities Fund.
“I am very pleased to return to Leura to hear from business owners and the Leura Village Association about the positive influence the CCTV cameras have had in making locals and tourists feel safe and secure,” Senator Payne said.
“With this security infrastructure in place, business confidence has grown which has helped contribute to a stronger economy and preserved Leura’s vibrant village atmosphere.”
Ward One Liberal Councilor Kevin Schreiber said the project had helped to provide local businesses with a sense of security.
“The project that Senator Payne and the Turnbull Government have funded has proven vital to the safety of all locals and visitors that use Leura Mall, including our hardworking small businesses,” Cr Schreiber said.
Owner of Teddy Sinclar and Secretary of the Leura Village Association, Lindy du Moulin, said the CCTV cameras had enhanced Leura’s reputation as a key tourist location and had helped to maintain its unique amenity.
“In Leura, we take great pride in our village and love that we are a welcoming and desirable destination for visitors. The tourists often carry expensive camera equipment and cash, so the CCTV system assists the Leura Village Association to keep ahead of any trouble,” Ms du Moulin said.
“At Teddy Sinclair, we like having the CCTV system mounted near us as it provides an extra level of security for our business and our customers.”
The Safer Communities Fund is a grassroots level grant programme to assist local communities address crime and anti-social behaviour and support crime prevention initiatives to keep our streets and communities safe.