Saturday, July 13, 2024

NT announces $125m boost to police infrastructure

The Northern Territory Government has today announced a new $125 million Police Infrastructure program.

Chief Minister, Eva Lawler said the new and upgraded infrastructure will deliver modern law enforcement facilities for Territory Police now and into the future.

Key areas of focus for the Police Infrastructure program will be new and upgraded Police Stations, watch houses and housing.

“My comprehensive and common sense plan to lower crime in the Territory means we will give police the resources and support to do the job – that means more officers, new equipment and upgraded infrastructure,” said Minister Lawler.

“We have seen the positive impact the Palmerston Police Station has made locally and I want to see similar positive results right across Territory.

“We’re showing our support to police with record funding being delivered because nothing is more important to me than lowering crime and keeping Territorians safe.

The Chief Minister today met officers at the Palmerston Police Station, which was delivered by the NT Government through a more than $30 million investment. The Palmerston Police Station has its own watch house and more than 200 officers use the facility.

“We are also building a $11.5 million watch house in Tennant Creek, and a $19 million Peppimenarti Police complex right now and the $125 million Police Infrastructure program will deliver new projects and upgrades across the Territory,” said Ms Lawler.

“I’ve said it before and I will say it again, our police officers are the best in the country and they deserve the best facilities long into the future, and that is exactly what we are delivering,” said Minister for Police, Brent Potter.

“We will deliver more police on our streets, more vans on our roads and also the new and upgraded infrastructure and equipment police need to do the job.”

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