Security (for the Committee)

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: Security (for the Committee)
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2018 01:09:48 +0000
But the COG Committee should have more influence with the ACT Government (and better avenues to exert that influence) than a resident of NSW.


On 24 February 2018 at 17:34, Philip Veerman <> wrote:

Interesting but I suggest you write to the ACT Government, rather than us, expressing appreciation and support for them having done this at those sites and suggesting other venues. There might be a history of more serious crimes going on at those sites than break ins to cars. And maybe ask for a cost / benefit analysis on putting up these systems at every public interest parking location, bus stop, park and ride venue, etc, as compared to spending on hospitals, schools, police, road services, etc.  They are responsible for these things, NOT the COG Committee. As far as I know the COG Committee is not a police force.




From: Martin Butterfield [
Sent: Saturday, 24 February, 2018 5:01 PM
To: COG List
Subject: [canberrabirds] Security (for the Committee)


There have been quite a few comments on this chatline about break ins to cars.  There seems to be a consistent refusal by TAMS and CNP and WWT to do anything substantive about.  


I was thus very surprised today to see a sign on the gate going into the Urriara Woodland () warning that security cameras were installed to detect illegal activity.


Then driving in to Urriara East Reserve ( according to Google Maps 25km from the ACT Legislative Assembly) I saw this :

Why the ({expletive deleted} can't they put some cameras (and/or signs) up at Kellys Swamp and/or Callum Brae?  They are both 10km from the Assembly.


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