Council recognises the importance of laneways in the community to connect people and provide access to community facilities such as parks, shops, schools and sporting venues.
In early 2019, Council began trialling treatments in 11 laneways across three Palmerston suburbs to discourage the occurrence of anti-social behaviour. Spatial mapping was used to identify the laneways most suitable for the trial based on a combination of lighting assessments, police reports, resident feedback and site inspections.
These treatments have now been in place for a number of months and included the following:
- Manson Court to Bonson Terrace - Lighting upgrade
- Bonson Terrace to Staghorn Court - Lighting upgrade
- Staghorn Court to Gumnut Way - Lighting upgrade
- Staghorn Court to Livistona Park - Lighting upgrade
- Gumnut Way to Livistona Park - Lighting upgrade
- Livistona Park to Melastoma Drive - Lighting upgrade
- Politis Court to Strawbridge Park - Temporary closure
- Politis Court to Strawbridge Crescent - Temporary closure
- Priest Circuit to Phineaus Court - Lighting upgrade
- Priest Circuit to Emery Avenue - Lighting upgrade
Helio Court to Sibbald Park - Temporary closure
During Stage 1 of the consultation, Council spoke to residents to gather feedback on how people use the laneways before the treatments were put in place.
Council has completed stage 2 of the consultation which sought to collect feedback to help evaluate the effect of the treatments. This feedback will be considered in conjunction with data from police and pedestrian counters to help inform how Council will proceed with future laneway treatments.
A report will be presented to Council in September detailing the outcomes of the consultation and recommendations for treatments into the future not only for the existing trial laneways, but for additional laneways across Palmerston. These recommendations will also be informed by data gathered from NT Police about instances of anti-social behaviour.
If you would like to discuss the consultation or have any other questions, please contact Council.
p: (08) 8935 9922