The behaviour of public housing occupants has become a NT election issue.
Rowdy tenants are regularly the source of complaints on social media in Katherine.
The Country Liberal Party said it would crack down on anti-social behaviour and property damage at Territory Housing if elected to Government in August.
Vulnerable people on the years-long waitlists would be prioritised over those who continue to break tenancy agreements, Opposition leader Lia Finocchiaro said.
The NT Government has deployed three public housing safety officers to Katherine as part of its strategy.
"All Territorians have the right to feel safe in their community, no matter where they live," Katherine MLA Sandra Nelson said when the moved was made in 2018.
"The new PHSOs will work with public housing tenants, neighbours and visitors to respond to and reduce anti-social behaviour."
The CLP says it would enforce a demerit point system.
The six strikes and you are out system means penalties will be chalked up for anti-social behaviour and damage to property. Once six demerit points are accrued, a tenancy may be terminated.
The CLP says it would expanding the Public Housing Safety Officer service by expanding the hotline to a 24/7 response. Currently the service hotline is only run during business hours and after hours complaints go to Police.
Any visitor who damages property would be held accountable for their actions.
"We will offer incentives for Territory Housing tenants who value-add to their property, including incentives to encourage public housing tenants to become homeowners. We will also increase support to tenants to ensure they are able to meet the terms of their lease and obligations," Mrs Finocchiaro said.
New tenancies would be subject to a six month probation period.
"Public housing waiting lists are on average 7 years long in the Territory. Those who have been fairly waiting, need to be prioritised over those, who on numerous occasions refuse to do the right thing or respect their property," Mrs Finocchiaro said.
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