The Government is committing to deploying cameras in NSW and Victoria, as part of a plan to improve air safety.
Key points:The Government is installing cameras in four NSW and six Victoria counties as part the pilot projectThe cameras will monitor traffic, including flights by drones, at every point on the NSW and Victorian highways from Newcastle to TownsvilleThe cameras are expected to be installed at airports across the state by July 1.
Air Traffic Control (ATC) has been asked to begin deploying the cameras by July 2.
“These cameras will be a part of the pilot program to monitor air traffic and help keep air traffic safe for the people of NSW and New South Wales,” Transport Minister Jacinta Allan said.
“This pilot project will be fully funded by the Government and will see ATC deploy more than 400 cameras across NSW and Queensland over the coming months.”
The cameras, which are designed to record all the movements of every aircraft, will be installed in four locations in NSW, including:Worried that flying will get worse?
This is an important step forward in ensuring we can keep our roads and our communities safe and sound.
The pilot project is now in its third phase.
A similar pilot project in Victoria was also rolled out this year, but was cancelled because of the state’s budget problems.