CCTV Camera installed in Victoria Street, Potts Point – following the deaths of Thomas Kelly and Daniel Christie
The Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation, working in conjunction with the City of Sydney, has funded and installed a CCTV camera in Victoria Street to cover the section of road where the two young men both lost their lives.
For Immediate release: Monday 09th December 2013
NEW CCTV CAMERAS TO HELP PREVENT VIOLENCE IN SYDNEY ‘HOT SPOTS’
The Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation, welcomes today the City of Sydney’s swift action in supporting an additional ten (10) CCTV cameras to be located in the Kings Cross area, the CBD and Surry Hills. They will add to Sydney’s existing 87 Street Safety CCTV cameras.
Since Thomas’ death, Ralph and Kathy Kelly have been strong advocates for additional CCTV cameras in key “hotspot” areas identified across the city and Darlinghurst.
Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore will tomorrow endorse the 10 new cameras to be installed at a cost of $350,000 over the next six months.
The cameras were recommended by police and Ralph Kelly, the father of 18-year-old Thomas who died after being king hit while walking along Victoria St in Kings Cross on a Saturday night in July last year.
A CCTV camera was installed at the site soon after his death, but Ralph Kelly, police, Liberal Councillor Christine Forster and former lord mayor Lucy Turnbull, have been lobbying for more cameras.
Published in the Daily Telegraph. Read the full article here