Monitoring CCTV over Manningham parks is ‘impossible’, says mayor in wake of Masa Vukotic killing

The mayor of Manningham has said it would be “impossible” to monitor the hundreds of parks and reserves in the area following the alleged murder of teen Masa Vukotic in Doncaster.
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The 17-year-old was stabbed while going for a walk on Tuesday evening just 500 metres from her home. Sean Price, 31, was charged with murder after handing himself in on Thursday.

Mayor Paul McLeish said there were 313 open spaces in the Manningham Council area, and while the council is “always considering the safety of our citizens”, it would be difficult to install CCTV surveillance.

“It’s a significant open space network [and] it’s impossible to monitor the entire network,” he said.

The community in Doncaster and neighbouring suburbs is reeling from the random, brutal attack on Masa. A memorial has been set up at the site of her death, the Koonung Creek Linear Reserve.

Cr McLeish said it was the responsibility of governments and individuals to improve community attitudes towards the safety of women.

“Our job is to come together and support each other and prevent violence in our community by changing community’s attitudes towards women and family violence,” he said.

Cr McLeish said the council was considering a way to formally remember Masa.

“It’s premature at this stage. The most important thing is to support Masa’s family in the difficult week they have in front of them,” he said.

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