Dargaville Community CCTV Project
The Dargaville Community CCTV Project has been developed to create a safe place to work, play, do business, visit and live in and around Dargaville. The first stage of the Project was completed in 2018 with installation of CCTV cameras in and around the central business district of Dargaville together with the infrastructure required and equipment set up at Dargaville Police Station. This aspect of the Project has been funded through community grants and all future assets will be purchased and installed through grant applications.
To date the ongoing costs for repairs and maintenance for the CCTV Project have been met by some very generous local businesses. However, to ensure the Project is an enduring and sustainable one, we are currently working with the Kaipara District Council staff on a targeted rate in the Long Term Plan with funding to commence in July 2021. Over the next couple of months we will be leading a quest to inform and educate every ratepayer in the Dargaville, West Coast Central and northern Otamatea Wards to ensure that the targeted rate is understood. Following Council's support of the proposal, formal consultation on the targeted rate will occur during the Council’s Long Term Plan consultation in March/April next year. This will be your opportunity to let Council know if you support the targeted rate.
The DCDB and New Zealand Police have invested much time and energy into getting the CCTV Project established to date and it's sustainability and longevity are dependent on the adoption of the targeted rate for ongoing costs and maintenance.
Dargaville Community CCTV Project is a proactive means to support public safety and, in collaboration with New Zealand Police, will contribute to the safety and wellbeing of our residents, families, children, visitors, and tourists. There will be a series of articles in the Kaipara Lifestyler over the next couple of months, and in DCDB newsletters, providing more information about the CCTV Project. However, if you have any questions, email us at email@example.com.
The link Targeted Rate Proposal (to the righthand side of the screen) is a copy of the document presented to the Kaipara District Council at their meeting on 11 November 2020.