Western Australia’s Video Games Industry Receives Funding Support from Screenwest
Perth ranks as the 5th safest city in the world, city officials deem it important to partner with cctv monitoring companies to keep the reputation intact. The initiative has become more significant after Screenwest announced in August 2022 that it will release $2 million funding to help Western AU’s interactive and digital gaming businesses ramp up their operations.
The State of Video Games Development in Western Australia
The development of digital video games in Australia is highly in demand not only in local, but also in foreign markets. In the 2022 financial report that indicated a 22% increase in revenues, about 83% of the the demand for AU video games and digital gaming content came from other countries.
That being the case, Screenwest, a non-profit organization that provides screen funding support under the Diversify WA Economic Development Framework, released AUD 2 million as pilot funding for the state’s economic diversification initiative. That way the small but creative Western AU video games sector will not miss the opportunities to access and take part in the gaming industry’s global market as a means of achieving international success.
Sydney’s Goal is Achieve Perth’s Safe City Reputation
New South Wales (NSW), home to many of AU’s leading video gaming businesses, wants to beef up the CCTV monitoring systems in the region’s business areas, particularly in Sydney.
Through the state’s Community and Small Business CCTV (SBCCTV) Fund, eligible small businesses can apply for funding with their local government. The purpose of which is to purchase and install Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in their respective premises.
Doing so can help prevent criminal elements and adverse events from affecting the security of the business and the safety of employees and customers visiting the NSW commercial districts. Moreover, CCTV cameras linked to external police stations can respond quickly in case some untoward incident is happening.
Obviously, the focus of the NSW funding is to beef up the security systems in the area so as not to let criminal elements affect their chances of growing their business. However, financial assistance for the installation of CCTV security cameras is available only in 10 of Sydney’s local government areas, mostly located in the city’s south western and western districts.
Moreover, businesses with security cameras acquired and installed through the SBCCTV funding program must register with the New South Wales police authorities.