Security cameras to be rolled out across south-west Sydney

Eye in the sky: Police will have access to footage from up to 1000 security cameras being installed in Sydney's west and south-west.
Eye in the sky: Police will have access to footage from up to 1000 security cameras being installed in Sydney's west and south-west.

A cafe and a day care centre in the Fairfield area are two of the 31 successful applicants from the first round of the government's $5 million security camera fund.

The state government is rolling out high-definition security camera to help protect local businesses in western Sydney with the fund to provide at least 1000 small businesses and community organisations with support to enhance security.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said community safety is their "top priority".

"These grants will help keep small businesses and communities safe from crime and anti-social behavior," Ms Berejiklian said.

"CCTV cameras boost community confidence and send a strong message to would-be criminals that if you do the wrong thing, you will be caught and punished."

The successful applicants in the first round include a music school in North Parramatta, a kindergarten in Auburn and a health facility in Liverpool.

The funding provides up to $5000 towards cameras and installation to reduce crimes like malicious damage, break and enter, shoplifting and assault. It is open to not-for-profit community organisations and small businesses with a turnover of less than $2 million.

Attorney General Mark Speakman said security camera footage can "really make or break a case".

"The more visuals we have, the greater the chance of successful investigations and prosecutions," Mr Speakman said.

"I encourage eligible businesses to apply as we know increased CCTV can deter anti-social behaviour and will ultimately make our suburbs safer."

Police Minister David Elliott said: "Stepping up monitoring of small businesses, community organisations and key locations around western and south-western Sydney will be a big help to frontline police."

The program is being rolled out across the Blacktown, Camden, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith and Wollondilly local government areas.