Joint media release with Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan
The Coalition Government has provided the City of Darwin Council with $200,000 to upgrade lighting at the Malak Shopping Centre car park.
Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan, and Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said today the funding, provided under round two of the Safer Streets Programme, would enable the council to install eight LED lights and related infrastructure works around the Malak Shopping Centre car park.
Senator Scullion said the installation of lights would improve community safety and help to prevent crime and antisocial behaviour around the shops.
“Illuminating the car park will make the job of police easier and community events such as the Malak organic markets will also benefit from the lights,” Senator Scullion said.
Minister Keenan said communities had to be safe to be strong and prosperous, and the best way to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour was to prevent it from happening.
“All Australians have the right to feel safe and secure in their community and Senator Scullion has worked hard to deliver this funding for Darwin,” Minister Keenan said.
“Most importantly though, these funds are from the Proceeds of Crime Account – that is money taken from criminals and reinvested into preventing more crimes.
“Our Government is delivering on its commitment to assist communities to deliver local solutions to crime hot-spots and antisocial behaviour.”
Further information on the Safer Streets Programme is available at www.ag.gov.au.