Lightning Carnival - Night Patrol
Tangentyere, Central Desert and MacDonnell Shire Councils worked in collaboration with the NT Police to ensure Community Safety throughout the Lightning Carnival
The Central Australia Football League Lightning Carnival was held over the Easter long weekend at Treager Park, Alice Springs
The Carnival attracted 25 teams with players from all over Central Australia and surrounding regions including South Australia and Western Australia. As many as 5000 spectators attended the ‘grog free’ weekend, the majority of these families.
To support the influx of people in Alice Springs from remote communities Night Patrol teams from Tangentyere, Central Desert and MacDonnell Shire Council worked in collaboration with the Alice Springs Police to ensure those that visited town were supported, whilst combating anti-social activities, to ensure a family friendly event.
Team members from each organisation patrolled together to ensure all language and cultural groups were adequately supported. Tangentyere Council Night/Youth Patrol played the key role in facilitating all three Councils, and in identifying and targeting the well know 'hot-spots' around town.
Tracey McNee, Coordinator Community Safety said “MacDonnell Shire Council Night Patrol were really excited about building positive working partnerships with these organisations. The Carnival was a safe, family friendly event which demonstrates all partners were committed to the common goal of community safety, which is really impressive”.
Patrols worked closely with NT Police to ensure the event remained alcohol, violence and trouble free.