Mike Stevens | Nov 25, 2009

NSW TRANSPORT MINISTER David Campbell announced this week that the state will replace its obsolete 'wet film' cameras with 200 new digital cameras from December.

Rather than requiring the manual retrieval of physical film, the new cameras will allow images and information to be transferred instantly to a central database.

The announcement follows a proposal tabled by Labor minister Carl Scully in 2002.

Mr Campbell acknowledged this week that the rollout of the new cameras has been a long process.

The RTA will be responsible for the cameras, using some as both red-light and speed cameras.

Four locations will get permanent red-light and speed cameras, with another five of the dual-use cameras set to be rotated over 25 known trouble spots across the state.

The first of the new cameras will go into operation on December 18. The NSW Government has not yet revealed the locations of the new cameras.

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