Joint Media Release with Country Liberals Candidate for Lingiari Jacinta Nampijinpa Price
Residents in Maningrida and Galiwin’ku will benefit from the installation of CCTV cameras and security upgrades to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in these communities, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, announced.
Senator Scullion said a $351,213 investment for Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation would be used to install CCTV security systems as part of the Maningrida Community CCTV Safety Project.
“The funding has been committed under Round 3 of the Coalition’s $30 million Safer Communities Fund,” Senator Scullion said.
“Maningrida has limited enforcement services, street lighting, no road names and no building/home street addresses.
“The Maningrida Community CCTV Safety Project will install 24 cameras throughout communal areas to increase the safety for residents by the reduction of crime and the fear of crime.”
“The cameras will provide identification of offenders and potential offenders, allowing community agencies the ability to work with youth and their families to provide education and prevention measures to assist in incidents of crime and anti-social behaviours.
“The Safer Communities Fund delivers on the CLP’s ongoing commitment to keep Territorians safe and secure.”
CLP Candidate for Lingiari, Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, said a $110,128 investment for Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation would be used to install CCTV security systems at the Ngalkanbuy Wellbeing Centre in Galiwin’ku.
“The funding will be used to install perimeter fencing and CCTV systems to increase security of the Ngalkanbuy Wellbeing Centre and other buildings on site,” Ms Price said.
“This security upgrade will ensure the safety of staff and clients after-hours, and safeguard the continuity of community services including public health programs, NDIS programs, renal dialysis and Aged Care at the site by averting future break-ins and related property damage.”
“The project will also promote security at temporary staff accommodation, therefore increasing Miwatj’s ability to attract and retain a quality health workforce for the community.
“Only safe communities can be strong and prosperous, and the best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it happening.”
Senator Scullion said the Safer Communities Fund is a CLP commitment to keep Territorians safe and secure by enhancing the efforts of local councils and community organisations to address crime and antisocial behaviour.
“This critical funding is part of the CLP’s plan to make the Territory safe in the face of the law and order crisis unfolding under Michael Gunner and Territory Labor.
“Territory Labor’s do nothing approach to crime in the Territory is badly damaging our community. While crime has spiralled out of control under Michael Gunner’s watch, only the CLP can be trusted to deliver the strong and effective measures needed to maintain law and order in our community,” Senator Scullion said.
The Safer Communities Fund, a 2016 election commitment, initially received $40 million to support local communities to address crime and anti-social behaviour and to protect organisations that may face risks from racial or religious intolerance. This further commitment brings the total amount available under the Safer Communities Fund to $70 million between 2016-17 and 2019-20.
More than 300 projects will have been delivered by the Coalition Government across Australia over the three rounds to keep Australians safe.
The Coalition has now committed $138 million across Australia to deliver on various strategies designed to strengthen our communities.
“The CLP will continue to assist local councils and organisations to address crime and anti-social behaviour and make the Territory safer,” Senator Scullion said.