Media Release - O'Shea Park Lockers Installed to Keep Belongings Secure

Published on Thursday, 28 March 2024 at 3:59:17 PM

Katherine Town Council has installed outdoor lockers at O'Shea Park for out-of-town, short-stay visitors who are sleeping rough to store their belongings securely. 

The metal lockers, available in two sizes, have been built under the illuminated O'Shea Park shelter. 

Mayor Lis Clark said the lockers were part of the Council's commitment to address anti-social issues in and around town and was made possible with the support of the NT Government. 

"When people come into Katherine from remote communities to access health or community services, they frequently sleep outside with no safe place to keep their belongings," Mayor Clark said.  

"You often see clothes and personal items hidden in the bush or stored in shopping trolleys as people try to keep them secure. 

"The lockers are heavy-duty and protected by combination locks, and the Katherine branch of the Salvation Army will manage their use." 

Amelia Harvey, the Salvation Army's Katherine Doorways Hub Operations Co-ordinator, said: 

"Katherine Town Council's provision of short-stay visitor lockers in O'Shea Park is a much-needed addition to our town, and I am pleased to be able to offer The Salvation Army's support to Katherine Town Council in the way of allocation and management of these lockers." 

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