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Workers install CCTV cameras outside the Commercial Hotel in Casino. (Supplied)
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Forty cameras have been installed across Casino’s central business district as part of a push to stamp out crime and anti-social behaviour.

The closed circuit television cameras will operate 24 hours a day, with footage streamed live to the local police station.

They have been installed using a $463,000 grant from the federal government.

Richmond Valley mayor Ernie Bennett described the installation of the CCTV system as ‘a positive step towards improved community safety’.

Once operational, the cameras will help police tackle break-ins, assaults, graffiti and other anti-social behaviiour.

Cr Bennett said the council had worked with local police, retailers and the community.

‘Through extensive efforts I am delighted the system is now much closer to being operational and will assist in the management of crime by police,” Cr Bennett said.

‘Local residents are incredibly proud of this town, and we hope the installation of the CCTV system will bring even greater community pride and assist where necessary in the reduction and management of crime or anti-social activities.’

The Casino announcement follows news yesterday that 22 CCTV cameras would also be installed in Byron Bay by August.

CCTV-ZB-360x230The Byron cameras and associated street lighting is being funded by a $200,000 grant from the federal government.

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