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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 8 Hansard (9 August) . . Page.. 2979..

Neighbourhood watch groups

(Question No 388)

Mr Hargreaves asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice:

In relation to neighbourhood watch groups:

(1) How many neighbourhood watch groups are in the ACT.

(2) Where is each neighbourhood watch group located.

(3) How much money was allocated to neighbourhood watch in

(a) 1995-96;

(b) 1996-97;

(c) 1997-98;

(d) 1998-99;

(e) 1999-00; and

(f) 2000-01.

Mr Smyth: The answer to Mr Hargreaves' question is as follows:

(1) The basic unit of Neighbourhood Watch is the "area". There are currently 66 active areas in the ACT.

(2) There are Neighbourhood Watch areas located in:

Cook, Aranda, Bruce, Macquarie, Emu Ridge, Evatt, McKellar, Florey, Melba, Flynn, Giralang, Kaleen, Hall, Higgins, Macgregor, Charnwood, Holt, Ngunnawal, Nicholls, Palmerston, Amaroo, Dunlop, Fraser, Hawker, Latham, Page, Scullin, Spence, Weetangera, Ainslie, Barton, Campbell, Dickson, Downer, Hackett, Kingston, Narrabundah, O'Connor, Reid, Turner, Watson, Chapman, Curtin, Deakin, Duffy, Garran, Griffith, Hughes, Lyons, Mawson, Pearce, Phillip, Red Hill, Rivett, Yarralumla, Holder, Weston, Fisher, Waramanga, Stirling, Gowrie, Fadden, Oxley, Richardson, Wanniassa and Kambah.

(3) No monies were allocated to Neighbourhood Watch between 1995-96 and 1999-00. $16,000 was allocated to ACT Policing for Neighbourhood Watch training programs in 2000-01 as part of the Crime Prevention Budget initiatives. Neighbourhood Watch has otherwise been funded solely through corporate sponsorship.

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