New security cameras will soon be installed in illegal dumping hot spots around Parramatta.
Parramatta Council will purchase and install six CCTV cameras using $76,000 funding provided by the NSW Environment Protection Authority.
The cameras are scheduled to be installed by the end of September and will operate alongside public tip-offs and intelligence provided by council rangers and Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) squad investigators to help identify, fine and prosecute illegal dumpers.
Lord Mayor John Chedid said illegal dumping is a crime that costs the community more than $800,000 each year.
"Stopping and catching people who use our streets and parks as their personal rubbish tip is a top priority for council," Mr Chedid said.
Leave a comment and let us know where you have seen illegal dumping occur in Parramatta.
This month the council is running a 'Love where you live' blitz which icludes council officers and RID squad investigators patrolling every street, every day in illegal dumping hot spots.
Where rubbish has been illegally dumped, council is notifying surrounding residents of the offence and, where possible, putting the rubbish back onto the offenders' property.
Those found guilty of illegally dumping rubbish face fines between $750 to $250,000.
The illegal dumping hot spots in Parramatta are:
• Guildford - Oxford Street to Woodville Road to North Parade to Railway Terrace. Particular focus on Guildford Road precinct
• South Granville - Aubrey Street to Clyde Street to Montgomery Avenue to Blaxcell Street and side streets running from Clyde Street to Duck River
• Granville - William Street to Factory Street to Seventh Street to Clyde Street to Fifth Street to Blaxcell Street
• Westmead - Hawkesbury Road to Hainsworth Street to Park Avenue to Railway Parade.
• Telopea/Dundas/Dundas Valley - Adderton Road / Sophie Street / Evens Road / Osborne Avenue/ Manning Parade / Moffats Drive / Kissing Point Road
• Toongabbie - Station Road to Mimosa Avenue to Woodlawn Drive