Unique IDAY-0118DescriptionThis activity covers Council responsibilities for ensuring the streets and public spaces of the City are safe. Examples include: the surveillance cameras installed in CBD troublespots during the 1990s, the 'Accord with Licenced Premises' (to reduce alcohol-related antisocial behaviour), and the patrol tasks of the City Rangers.
By 1908 the Minutes of the Health and By-Laws Committee recorded discussion of disorderly conduct in public places, street larrikinism and power to arrest under by-laws (CRS 13/4).
In the 1930s the Minutes of the Works Committee included reference to the erection of police call boxes (CRS 12/21).
By 1964 the Minutes of the Works Committee included considerable discussion of the establishment of a police station in the Kings Cross area (CRS 12/34 & 12/35). On 8 December 1969 the Minutes of the Health and Recreations Committee also included consideration of police protection and surveillance in the Kings Cross area (CRS 13/27) and on 16 March 1970 a Ranger was appointed to carry out duties in the Kings Cross and Elizabeth Bay areas (CRS 13/28).CreationSubject to research