Lowering Crime In Alice Springs

NT Government

An information and stakeholder engagement plan is being ramped up to coincide with the ongoing curfew in Alice Springs.

The Chief Minister was on the ground in Alice Springs today and met with police, the Alice Springs Town Council, the Chamber of Commerce NT – Central Australia, the Central Aboriginal Congress, Lhere Artepe, Yeperenye, SNAICC and Todd Mall traders.

The Chief Minister heard the concerns of Alice Springs business and community groups and re-iterated the Territory Government’s commitment to make the community safer.

Reducing crime and improving community safety is the top priority of the Territory Government.

Information will be provided to schools in the Alice Springs region to inform students and families about the curfew. There will also be social media promotion of the curfew and Aboriginal organisations and Non-Government Organisations will be briefed.

A website to provide easy access to information about the curfew is also being developed.

Quotes attributable to Chief Minister Eva Lawler:

“It was incredibly important to meet so many local leaders and residents in Alice Springs today and I thank them for their time and feedback.

“Nothing is more important to me than lower crime and keeping Territorians safe – that why we established this youth curfew in Alice Springs.

“We will continue to monitor the situation in Alice Springs and I would like to recognise the incredible work that our police do every day to keep our community safe.

“While there is an extra focus on Alice Springs at the moment, it is important for Territorians to know that I am working on a comprehensive and common sense plan to lower crime.

“There will be more police on our streets, more vans on the road and more support for police – and those investments will be included in the upcoming Budget.”

Northern Territory Government

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