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CCTV Next Step
in Tackling Alice Crime
The locations of Alice Springs new CCTV cameras were unveiled
today by Chief Minister Paul Henderson and Alice Springs Mayor
Mr Henderson said an agreement had been signed between the
Government and the Council that would result in an additional 16
cameras in the CBD.
“This will bring the number of cameras in the CBD to 30 –
another important step forward in the fight against crime and
anti-social behaviour,” Mr Henderson said.
“We believe these CCTV cameras will deter offenders, help police
identify offenders and make Alice Springs a safer place.
“We believe people should be able to go about their daily
business without worrying about crime and anti-social behaviour.
“Preventing this type of behaviour also helps local businesses
and helps the important tourism industry in Alice Springs.”
The Government is providing funding of $1.1 for the Alice
Council to install the cameras with a further $200,000 a year
The new cameras will be installed in the Alice Springs CBD
focussing on Hartley Street, Bath Street, Parsons Street,
Gregory Terrace and Leichhardt Terrace.
The Minister for Central Australia, Karl Hampton, said the
expansion of the CCTV system in Alice complemented the
Government’s other initiatives to combat crime and anti-social
“These include the new Alice Springs Police Beat – which will
increase police visibility in the CBD – the Safer Streets
initiative – which will boost police numbers by 11 this
financial year and the Alice Springs Youth Action Plan,” Mr
“This Government is tackling crime and anti-social behaviour and
is serious about putting in place measures to help at risk
children make the right decisions early in life