Leura’s CCTV has already been used to investigate a road rage incident.
And Leura Village Association president, Piercarlo Cuneo, is confident it will also ensure the safety of both residents and visitors to Leura.
The 18 cameras have been installed courtesy of $120,000 in federal government funding.
Mark Linstid, sales team leader at Teddy Sinclair, said the cameras provided were a welcome addition to the shopping strip.
“As a retailer it gives me a bit of peace of mind,” he said. “We like to show our good wares in the window – we can put good stuff out and we know it’s going to be secure.”
Teddy Sinclair owner and secretary of the LVA, Lindy du Moulin, said: “The tourists often carry expensive camera equipment and cash, so the CCTV system assists the LVA to keep ahead of any trouble.”
Senator Marise Payne, who was in Leura last Friday to inspect the cameras, said she was pleased to see the positive impact of the project.
“With this security infrastructure in place, business confidence has grown, which has helped contribute to a stronger economy and the preservation of Leura’s vibrant village atmosphere.
“Local police have also used the CCTV material to assist their investigations.”