Singleton's Riverside Park has been shut down for the remainder of the week due to the installation of extra CCTV cameras inside the playground's towers.
Mark Ihlein, Council’s Director Planning and Infrastructure Services, claims that this was not due to a specific incident.
“A risk assessment conducted before the park opened identified the need for CCTV cameras inside the towers because of the lack of visibility, to ensure the safety and security of Council staff performing daily routine maintenance at the site," he stated.
“There was no specific incident in the park that prompted the need for the cameras. CCTV cameras are installed in other areas of the park, and are this week being retrofitted in the towers.
“It was originally intended that the park remain open during the works. However, due to the installation of solar panels on the roof of the towers to power the cameras, it has been deemed necessary to close access for the safety of the community.
“It is intended that the park will re-open for the weekend.”