Member for Goyder Steven Griffiths MP presented a second petition to Parliament today on behalf of Goyder constituents calling for increased police presence for Moonta township.
The petition, carrying 1250 signatures, is entitled “To re-open Moonta Police Station”, and states:
In response to significant escalation of criminal activity within Moonta Township your petitioners hereby request that your Honourable House: increase police presence by the assigning of dedicated police officers to the township and the re-opening of the Moonta Police Station.
Today’s petition follows an identical petition presented to the House of Assembly by Mr. Griffiths on 24 March 2016, with 943 signatures.
“I commend the efforts of all involved in advocating on this issue which is keenly felt by so many in the Copper Coast, as evidenced by the collection of 2,193 signatures.
“Over the last six months, I have met with Moonta residents and local SAPOL officers to discuss solutions, and back in February requested the Minister for Police the Hon. Peter Malinauskas MLC review the resource allocations for the Copper Coast region, particularly in light of the significant increased demands on services during peak holiday periods.
“I was also pleased to meet with Minister Malinauskas in Maitland in August which proved to be another valuable opportunity to highlight local issues.”