Once again the issue of policing levels in Lakes Entrance over holiday periods has been raised in State Parliament by local MP, Tim Bull.
Given the station in Lakes was closed every weekend of the holiday period after New Year’s Eve, Mr Bull asked the Minister if she had decided to support provision of more police over the Easter holidays.
“As I have stated in this place numerous times, there have been police shortages over the holiday periods from Christmas 2015 and it got no better in the Christmas/New Year period just past,” he said.
“There was strong police presence in Lakes Entrance on New Year’s Eve, but they were all gone by January 2 when the tourist numbers were still rising.
“As the Minister may know, I had the Chief Commissioner in Lakes Entrance over the holiday period to hear my concerns and we had a productive chat where Mr Ashton agreed to ‘look at the situation’.
“Given this, and the level of angst that still exists in the community, I ask the Minister to advise whether she will also ‘look at the situation’ and resolve this problem before Easter,” Mr Bull said.
The Minister has one month to respond.
Monday, February 27, 2017