Council recognises the importance of laneways in the community to connect people and provide access to community facilities such as parks, shops, schools and sporting venues.

Project information

In early 2019, Council began trialling treatments in 11 laneways across three Palmerston suburbs to assess if the measures taken will help discourage anti-social behaviour in these areas. Spatial mapping was used to identify the laneways most suitable for the trial as well as a combination of lighting assessments, police reports, resident feedback and site inspections.

Following community consultations, treatments are currently being trialled at the following locations. 

Laneways with temporary night-time closures are in place between the hours of no earlier than 9.00pm and no later than 6.30am. 

Laneway Treatment
1.Manson Court to Bonson Terrace, Moulden Lighting upgrade
2. Bonson Terrace to Staghorn Court, Moulden Lighting upgrade
3. Staghorn Court to Gumnut Way, Moulden Lighting upgrade with motion sensor and motorbike treatment plus temporary night-time closure
4. Staghorn Court to Livistona Park, Moulden Lighting upgrade with motion sensor plus temporary night-time closure
5. Gumnut Way to Livistona Park, Moulden Lighting upgrade with motion sensor plus temporary night-time closure
6. Livistona Park to Melastoma Drive, Moulden Lighting upgrade with motion sensor and motorbike treatment plus temporary night-time closure
7. Politis Court to Strawbridge Park, Moulden Temporary full-time closure
8. Politis Court to Strawbridge Crescent, Moulden Temporary full-time closure
9. Priest Circuit to Phineaus Court, Gray Lighting upgrade
10. Priest Circuit to Emery Avenue, Gray Lighting upgrade with motion sensor plus temporary night-time closure
11. Helio Court to Sibbald Park, Woodroffe Temporary night-time closure

Feedback

Residents are still able to provide feedback about implementing a trial in another series of laneways. To provide feedback or nominate a laneway for a future trial go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/laneways3futuretrial

Consultation 

Stage 1: (Feb-March 2019) Council spoke to residents to gather feedback on how people use the laneways before trial treatments were put in place.
Stage 2: (August 2019) Trial treatments were in place for approximately three months. Council sought to collect feedback to help evaluate the impact of the treatments. This feedback was considered in conjunction with data from police and pedestrian counters to help inform how Council will proceed with future laneway treatments. 
Stage 3: (October 2019) Council continued to trial laneway treatments based on recommendations from recent consultations. In addition to the recommendations, Council sought feedback from a three week-period, 14 October-4 November, to modify the treatments by adding either temporary full-time or night-time closures to seven of the laneways included in the trial:

Temporary night-time closure
Staghorn Court to Gumnut Way, Moulden
Staghorn Court to Livistona Park, Moulden
Gumnut Way to Livistona Park, Moulden
Livistona Park to Melastoma Drive, Moulden
Priest Circuit to Emery Avenue, Gray
Full time closures 
Politis Court to Strawbridge Park, Moulden
Politis Court to Strawbridge Crescent, Moulden

Council endorsed to trial these additional treatments at its Ordinary Meeting on 19 November 2019. In addition to these treatments, Council also endorsed trialling night-time closures at the following laneways:
Bonson Terrace to Staghorn Court, Moulden
Altair Court to Capella Court Woodroffe

The additional trial treatments are expected to be put in place from the end of November 2019 to March 2020. After this time the measures will be reviewed by Council and next steps will be considered.

Next steps

A final report taking into consideration all consultations and laneway trial treatments will be presented in March 2020. The report will detail the outcomes of the consultation and recommendations for treatments into the future not only for the existing trial laneways, but for additional laneways across Palmerston. These recommendations will also be informed by data gathered from NT Police about instances of anti-social behaviour.

Key documentation

Laneway map - current trials

Contact

If you would like to discuss the consultation or have any other questions relating to the trial, please contact Council by email laneways@palmerston.nt.gov.au or phone: (08) 8935 9922.

Project Stages

  • Open This consultation is open for contributions.
  • Under Review
  • Closed This consultation is closed for contributions.