14 Mar 2018
Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
Twenty four CCTV cameras will be installed at locations in Nightcliff, Palmerston and Tennant Creek with the awarding of a $1 million tender - part of the Territory Labor Government’s plans to tackle alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour.
The stationary cameras, which are expected to be installed by the end of June, will be located at:
Nightcliff Shopping Village, Pavonia Way, and in front of John Stokes Square, Nightcliff (9 cameras)
Paterson St, Tennant Creek (12 cameras)
Bakewell Shopping Centre (3 cameras)
The local business that will install the cameras is Security and Technology Services (NT), located in Berrimah.
The announcement follows the Territory Labor Government’s unveiling of its comprehensive plans to station 75 police auxiliary liquor inspectors at the front of bottle shops in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Katherine. These plans also include 12 dedicated police officers to target secondary supply, as well as funding for an EXTRA 10 MOBILE CCTV cameras to be deployed at the front of bottle shops to catch those people involved in secondary supply. (These 10 mobile cameras are in ADDITION to the 24 announced today.)
“Make no mistake about it – if you are doing the wrong thing you will be caught,” Chief Minister Michael Gunner said.
“These are sweeping, historic alcohol reforms that will tackle alcohol-fuelled crime and violence head on to keep Territorians safer in their communities,” Mr Gunner said.
“I have listened to Territorians and my Government is addressing these issues as a matter of urgency – our community has dealt with this for too long and I am not afraid to make tough decisions when it comes to keeping people and their businesses safe.”
The Police Auxiliary Liquor Inspectors, and 12 police officers targeting secondary supply, will form part of a new 97-member strong unit within the NT Police, which also include seven operational support staff and three prosecutors.
“This is about delivering generational change, but also giving police the modern tools they need to address these issues immediately,” Attorney General Natasha Fyles said.
“These cameras will monitor hot spots and enable police to quickly respond and in some cases detect emerging behaviour to intervene before an incident occurs.
“This is something businesses and residents have been asking for in these areas and something that will keep communities safer.”
* Maps attached with CCTV cameras
Contact: Cam Angus 0404 021 192