Wurrumiyanga is the second Indigenous community in the Northern Territory to embrace the Neighbourhood Watch Program into its community to help make it s safer place to live.
The ten months preliminary work with the Community, Police, government agencies, schools and health providers was recognised at the official launch held on Friday 31st May at Wurrumiyanga. With approximately 150 locals in attendance the launch of the Neighbourhood Watch Program was officiated by Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles, Northern Territory Commissioner of Police, John McRoberts, NHWA President Pat Leary and NHWA CEO Ingrid Stonhill.
The Neighbourhood Watch Program will provide the solid community framework enabling a strong partnership between Community and Police in addressing local problems with local solutions. It provides an opportunity for Police to work with Community children through the local schools, sharing knowledge and resources to assist children in understanding right from wrong and consequences for their actions.
Tackling all aspects of community safety including identified road safety and litter issues, Neighbourhood Watch will work in partnership with the NT Fire Service and NT Transport Road Safety to further develop appropriate messaging and resources for remote communities.
The launch was a great success and featured on ABC 7pm news on Friday 31st May.
For further information contact: Ingrid Stonhill, NHWA CEO on 041 592 7526