BARKLY Regional Council reports that 24 CCTV cameras will be installed at locations in Nightcliff, Palmerston and Tennant Creek after the awarding of an $A1 million tender to tackle alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour.
The first CCTV cameras were installed in Tennant Creek last week and all cameras will be installed and operating in support of the Northern Territory Police Force within 2-3 weeks.
The installation is being undertaken by Berrimah-based security integrator Security and Technology Services. In terms of scope, 9 cameras will cover the Nightcliff Shopping Village, Pavonia Way, and the front of John Stokes Square at Nightcliff (9 cameras), while 12 cameras will cover Paterson St, Tennant Creek, and 3 cameras will cover the Bakewell Shopping Centre.
The plans also include funding for 10 mobile CCTV cameras to be deployed at the front of bottle shops to catch people involved in secondary supply.
“This is about delivering generational change, but also giving police tools they need to address these issues immediately,” Attorney General Natasha Fyles said.
“These cameras will monitor hot spots and enable police to quickly detect and respond to 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.”