caravan park representatives and council officials at the meeting
aimed at reducing crime at Mount Isa caravan parks
notch meeting to tackle crime
at Mount Isa caravan parks
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POLICE and caravan park owners have met
to discuss improving park security at Queensland's outback city of Mount Isa.
Owners and managers from four local parks attended the meeting, designed
to help reduce crime and increase local
awareness of crime-prevention practices.
They were advised that in addition to always reporting a crime to police,
they should be aware of crime prevention through environmental design.
This included installing security cameras and motion-activated
floodlights, cutting down or trimming trees and hedges and identifying
existing hotspots on their properties that needed attention to prevent the
likelihood of a crime being committed.
The parks were Sunset Top Tourist Park,
Mount Isa Holiday and Caravan Park, Argylla Holiday and Caravan Park and
the AAOK Moondarra Caravan Park
Police officers at the meeting emphasised the importance of stressing
to park visitors and residents the need to "lock it or lose it".
Sunset Top Tourist Park owner Peter Miller said he was buoyed by
suggestions and ideas put forward at the meeting.
He appreciated the offer by Mount Isa Police to visit his property and
help him improve security practices.
Also at the meeting were local mayor Joyce McCulloch, acting deputy chief
executive officer Mark Crawley and director of engineering Emilio Cianetti.
Cr McCulloch said it was informative and productive, adding: "It is so
important for us all to work collaboratively together to address such a
She thanked the park owners for bringing the issue to her attention and
calling for the meeting.
"I'm confident that some real change and action will come as a result of
it," she said.