Minister promises more police for 24-hour Casino presence
CASINO is a step closer to getting a 24-hour police station with NSW Police Minister Stuart Ayres saying he will fast-track the recruitment of additional officers for the town.
The Minister said advertisements for the Casino roles would be placed immediately and it was hoped they would be in place by February.
The announcement follows a meeting between Richmond Valley Mayor Ernie Bennett and GM John Walker with the Minister in Sydney last week.
"This is fantastic news for Casino, and will make a huge difference in making residents feel safer," Cr Bennett said.
Council also hopes to accept tenders for CCTV cameras before the end of the year, which will be installed in Barker, Canterbury, Centre and Walker streets, as well as Ellis Lane and Simpson Parade early next year.
"Every resident is entitled to go about their business in safety, and a well-manned, 24-hour police station, complemented by CCTV surveillance, will help," Cr Bennett said.