RESIDENTS from the Southern Moreton Bay Islands are asking for donations to install closed-circuit cameras in car parks at ferry terminals.
The appeal comes after Bowman MP Andrew Laming provided $10,000 for a CCTV system through the federal government’s Safer Communities Fund.
Greg Hartay-Szabo from the Moreton Bay Combined Island Association said they wanted to extend cameras to cover the car parks.
“The federal government funding is only enough for the jetties,” he said.
“We want to extend that and help to create a safer environment.”
He said residents were concerned about vandalism and theft from vehicles, including fuel syphoned from cars parked near the jetties.
The government funding will pay for two cameras to be installed on the jetty and walkway at Russell, Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra islands.
Bay Islands Chamber of Commerce vice-president Col McInnes said the Lamb Island Residents Association had approved funding of additional cameras on Lamb Island after the federal government funding was announced in June last year.
He said organisations that bought cameras could link them to the CCTV infrastructure provided through the government grant.
Mr Hartay-Szabo said the money they raised would pay for cameras at car parks on Russell, Macleay and Karragarra islands.
Donations can be made through a crowdfunding page set up by the MBCIA at gofundme.com/southern-m-bay-islands-cctv-cameras, or make contact through their Facebook page at facebook.com/MoretonBayCombinedIslandsAssociationmbcia.