BIG Brother will soon be watching the streets of Stanthorpe.
The Stanthorpe police, Chamber of Commerce and the council have partnered up with the intention of installing 16 CCTV cameras in the main street in an effort to combat violence and vandalism.
The system being considered has already been successfully implemented at Toogoolawah, near Esk.
Toogoolawah police Sergeant John Cumner said they targeted areas where there had been a high incidence of problems.
"The cameras have reduced the incidence of street and organised crime and reduced wilful damage, and the feedback from the town is that they don't mind having them there," he said.
Stanthorpe Chamber of Commerce vice-president Alan Cameron said serious consideration was also being given to extending camera locations from the main street.
"We won't just be looking there but also at our parks, public toilets and along the creek," he said.
While there is no date yet for the cameras to go in, the council has approved the plan but still needs to decide on camera placement and which system to install.