Joint Media Release with Country Liberals Candidate for Lingiari Jacinta Price
The Tiwi Islands will benefit from the installation of CCTV cameras and lighting at community facilities to tackle anti-social behaviour and vandalism, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, and CLP Candidate for Lingiari, Jacinta Price, announced.
“This is terrific news for Tiwi Island residents who will benefit from the Coalition Government’s continued commitment to keeping Australians safe and secure,” Senator Scullion said.
Ms Price said Tiwi Islands Regional Council will use Safer Communities funding of $233,327 to upgrade security at staff housing and community strategic assets throughout the three remote communities of Wurrumiyanga, Pirlangimpi and Milikapiti.
“This project will result in safer living conditions for staff with the installation of security systems, security screens and wire mesh security at 20 Staff houses in Wurrumiyanga, 7 staff houses in Milikapiti and 10 staff houses at Pirlangimpi,” Ms Price said.
“Security systems, lighting, and CCTV will be installed at 11 key community buildings in Wurrumiyanga, Milikapiti and Pirlangimpi to reduce vandalism, break and enters, graffiti and theft at key infrastructure. Key buildings to have security upgraded include the community barge shed, workshop,Council’s head office, childcare and swimming pools.
“CCTV cameras have shown to be an effective crime prevention measure and a valuable investigative tool that provides a deterrence to anti-social behaviour.
“This funding has been delivered under Round 2 of the Coalition’s Safer Communities Fund.”
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.
Senator Scullion said the Coalition has now committed more than $100 million to assist local communities in delivering strategies to address crime and anti-social behaviour.