A Katherine Indigenous health group will benefit from the installation of CCTV cameras and security upgrades to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, the Federal Government has again announced.
Senator Nigel Scullion said a $36,800 investment for Wurli Wurlinjang Aboriginal Corporation would be used to install CCTV security systems at three facilities run by Wurli Wurlinjang in Katherine.
"The funding has been committed under Round 3 of the Coalition's $30 million Safer Communities Fund," Senator Scullion said.
"The Safer Communities Fund delivers on the CLP's ongoing commitment to keep Territorians safe and secure," Senator Scullion said.
Wurli has been successful in three separate grants with $13,514 to upgrade security at their Gudbinji Chronic Condition Clinic at Kintore Street.
"The Gudbinji Chronic Condition Clinic Security Upgrade Project will see the installation of a CCTV system including seven cameras, a video recorder (NVR) and two security systems consisting of mounted detectors, siren strobe lights and alarms," the CLP's Lingiari candidate Jacinta Price said.
"Wurli will also upgrade the security at their Women and Children's Clinic at Third Street with a CLP investment of $12,770 to install a similar CCTV security system."
Senate candidate Dr Samantha McMahon said the third grant of $10,516 was for a similar system at Wurli's Community Services Unit in Second Street.
"The security enhancements at Wurli premises will deter current instances of break-ins making important community infrastructure less vulnerable to property crime while increasing the neighbouring residents feeling of safety," Dr McMahon said.
"Only safe communities can be strong and prosperous, and the best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it happening."
Wurli Wurlinjang Health Service CEO Suzi Berto said the security upgrades across three of Wurli's premises are pivotal in ensuring our clients can continue receiving quality comprehensive primary health care.
"Wurli offers a broad scope of services ranging from acute health care, chronic disease care through to social and emotional wellbeing support," Ms Berto said.
"But too often are our team members arriving at work and having to deal with break-ins and infrastructure damage which causes immense disruption to our services.
"The new CCTV and security systems will ensure our community infrastructure is safe and secure therefore allowing us to focus on the job at hand; improving health outcomes for clients."
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