From today, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will be deploying staff resources to support Police address the day to day anti-social behaviour in the CBD.
City CEO John Walker will be deploying Rangers and regulatory staff to help address unacceptable behaviours throughout the Kalgoorlie CBD.
Mr Walker said that whilst the City was already heavily engaged in a range of actions to address the many issues underlying the anti-social behaviour, residents, shop owners and the broader community were getting rightly frustrated at what is happening in the CBD.
“Effective immediately, I have directed Council Rangers and regulatory staff to exercise the full regulatory powers and by laws of the City to address issues including street drinking, the proliferation and use of trolleys outside of the shopping centres, rubbish and littering and animal control,” he said.
“I’m calling on the Police to work with us in deploying joint patrols between our Rangers and the foot and bicycle patrols through the CBD so our respective powers can be jointly enforced.
“Our staff will be fitted with personal protection cameras and GPS units. This is both for the safety of our staff, who are being asked to work in potentially unsafe situations, and also to assist with identifying people who refuse to cooperate with requests for names and addresses so they can be prosecuted.
Mr Walker also said the City would be working to reinstate the Alcohol Accord.
“We will be aggressively pursuing the liquor accord. If we can curb easy access to liquor we will have made significant headway,” he said.
“I have also ordered an immediate review of all of the City’s local laws as they apply to anti-social behaviour, and commence the process to update and strengthen them to address our towns issues.”
**Released by LAUREN CHAPMAN-HOLLE on behalf of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder – 9021 9651. For more information contact CEO JOHN WALKER – 0447 241 584**