Shoal Bay Gets A Little Safer With Installation Of CCTV

The Shopping Precinct is now covered by CCTV surveillance.

 

SHOAL Bay’s shopping precinct has become a little safer with the installation of CCTV surveillance.

This comes after an assault on a Body Corporate Member (Mr Rawson) when skateboarders were asked to stop skating for safety and insurance purposes.

A representative of the body corporate told News Of The Area, “Senior Constable Michael Shcarf has confirmed this week that the offender pleaded guilty at Raymond Terrace and is on a 9 months Good Behaviour bond.”

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“Over $7,000 has been invested in CCTV surveillance which is designed to make the area safer for everyone.

“An additional $1,000 in signage clearly indicates that the area is not to be used for skateboarding or riding scooters.”

“The Mayor and Rangers have been supportive and rangers offered themselves for increased patrols leading up to this improvement, which has seen a safer more relaxed atmosphere now for locals and residents these school holidays,” he said.

Port Stephens has several active zones for skateboarders with skate parks at a range of locations including Anna Bay, Mallabula, Karuah, Medowie, Lakeside, Boomerang Park in Raymond Terrace, Seaham, Wallawong and at Fly Point in Nelson Bay.

These parks are suitable for BMX, skateboards and even scooters.

Council tells us that skate parks that cater for beginners to skilled riders.

All skill levels are equally entitled to use the ramps.

 

By Marian SAMPSON

 

Signage denoting unacceptable activities in the precinct.

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