In Law & Order

Western Australia Minister for Police Liza Harvey

State Govt Funds Northbridge Ambassadors

Victor P Taffa

  • $25,000 Crime Prevention Grant for Northbridge Community Ambassador Program
  • Program provides information to members of the public and helps to reduce anti-social behaviour
  • Northbridge to benefit from greater public engagement and better safety and security

The State Government has funded a Northbridge Ambassador Program designed to provide information to the public and reduce anti-social behaviour in the entertainment precinct.

Police Minister Liza Harvey said a $25,000 Community Crime Prevention Grant had been awarded to the Business Improvement Group of Northbridge (known as BIG N) for its program, which will employ four Northbridge Community Ambassadors for a three-month trial.

“The ambassadors will be a visible presence and will assist the public in a customer service capacity as well as reduce anti-social behaviour and aggressive behaviour.” Mrs. Harvey said.

“They will be in regular communication with Police, the Surveillance Centre, street chaplains, the City of Perth Rangers and other services in Northbridge that provide help to people when required.”

The Minister said the ambassadors would work in pairs on Friday and Saturday nights from 9 pm to 3 am and will target the main thoroughfares and laneways in Northbridge between Milligan and William streets and Roe and Aberdeen streets.

Mrs. Harvey said they would help visitors with public transport information as well as answer their queries on venues, events and facilities.

“The service will benefit all visitors to Northbridge as it will improve the perception of safety in Northbridge and will create a positive atmosphere where people can feel safe and relax.” Mrs. Harvey said.

“The service will also benefit the Northbridge business community and the precinct’s many hospitality workers.”

Fact File

  • More than $587,000 was awarded to community organisations from the Community Crime Prevention Fund in December 2012
  • The Liberal National Government is making our streets safer by establishing a $6 Million Crime Prevention Program
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