Council implements new security measures

Date published: 19 October 2018

Townsville City Council has conducted its yearly review of its fire and security safety measures to ensure they are in line with other Government departments.

Acting CEO Mike Chiodo said steel bollards are being installed at the entrance of the forecourt as part of a security audit undertaken to improve safety and security at Council.

“Council has conducted a complete review of security and safety processes and have been given recommendations to insure the best safety practices are in place,” Mr Chiodo said.

“Our key priority is the safety of our staff and community members and that’s why it is important that we implement the review’s recommendations.

“Council is installing steel bollards outside the Council forecourt to increase security measures in the area.”

Mr Chiodo said Council had also implemented other recommended strategies to ensure further security.

“Council is updating the implementation of the sign in procedures for Council meetings and for visitors accessing our administration buildings – including the Council Chambers,” Mr Chiodo said.

“This ensures the best safety practices are implemented across Council.”