By Grace Jones | posted on June 23, 2018
THE Shire of Denmark installed a live camera at the Denmark Skate Park last week, providing the opportunity for users to view conditions at the park in real time.
In recent years live streaming public venues via web cams has become common practice for many local governments across the country.
Shire director of corporate and community services Cary Green said the live stream enables users to view the skate park conditions at any time.
“It’s a popular practice,” he said.
“Surf cameras located at various beaches around the state including our Ocean Beach are great for surfers and tourists.”
Mr Green said the cameras will provide comfort for parents and an opportunity for park users to assess the conditions from home or anywhere they can access the internet.
“We acknowledge that the service may raise some concerns,” he said.
“We’ll be guided by community opinion on the issue.
“We’ll welcome any and all feedback on the project.”
To celebrate the new service the Shire will hold an art competition for a design to be used as a backdrop frame to the live cam window on the shire website.
The competition is open to Denmark youth aged 10 to 17 years old with the winner receiving a $100 voucher to Big Drop Surf Shop.
Entries can be submitted from June 25 until July 27.
For more information on the competition or have a look at the Denmark Skate Park live stream head to www.denmark.wa.go.au/ residents/denmark-skate-park.