CCTV & ShipCam

Proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council’s grants program

From our application, March 2020

Describe your project, ie what are you going to do? *

The lighthouses are exposed, and the old lighthouse was the subject of a recent break in attempt, and is susceptible to fire. The area has drinking parties, including on to the roof of the generator shed.

There have been a number of graffiti attacks which we paint over immediately. We have applied anti graffiti coating but it needs redoing.

We believe cameras would act a deterrent to illegal activity, and provide evidence after the fact.

People in the local area report activity, but the remote log in would give us the ability to safely assess and alert the police.

We will provide Council and Police with recordings and provide remote access as required.

The installation meets Council’s policy for Public Space Closed Circuit Television and we will operate in accordance with Council’s Standard Operating Procedures for Public Space Closed Circuit Television.

We acknowledge privacy requirements and will provide signage as per Council’s Signage Sample and limit camera angles.

We will factor in cost of long term maintenance and update our Operational Procedures Manual.

The ShipCam is an initiative of the Friends


Access to the cameras will require a log in

There will be two levels of access

An “operator” who will be able to pan and zoom the ShipCam and access the security cameras

A “guest” who can just watch


The ShipCam will have a standard routine unless an operator is using it


The privacy screen will be a physical screen around the camera


Maybe Perspex construction, with private views masked out (with duct tape or similar)


We then cut out the perspex allowing the views we want, and the masked area is painted

It can be adjusted by gluing on more material if new buildings pop up into the view area

We have a heritage Exemption Certificate issued by the Department of Environment and Science for these works, and hope to be operational in the second half of 2022

Privacy Screen

21-07-19 CCTV showing privacy mask concept.pdf

21-07-19 CCTV documentation showing privacy mask concept for ShipCam

Sample view pre completion and launch