Please make the Peninsula Recreation Precinct, Umina Beach safe at night

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We the undersigned are very concerned by the ongoing crime and vandalism taking place in the Peninsula Recreation Precinct (PRP) and surrounding streets.

The PRP and car parks at the end of Sydney Avenue and Melbourne Avenue are not safe places to be at night. The ongoing break-ins of houses, local businesses and vandalism of park facilities is not acceptable and must be stopped.

The violent fights, abuse of alcohol and illicit substances by minors, leading to the hospitalisation of young people after serious fights is alarming and a damming reflection of the lack of activities for teenagers on the Peninsula and the lack of Police resources to curb this dangerous behaviour.

We want to see the PRP become a safe and crime-free zone ASAP.

We appeal to Central Coast Council to apply for $1 million in Federal Safer Communities Funding to:

  1. install solar powered flood lights in the Peninsula Recreation Precinct (PRP), Umina Beach - to light the PRP every night of the year and deter youth crime and violence.
  2. install additional CCTV cameras in the PRP to monitor activity in the Precinct and catch vandals and perpetrators of crime and violence.
  3. restore existing broken CCTV cameras in the PRP.
  4. fund additional random security monitoring of the PRP from a new security contractor.
  5. conduct community initiatives to provide real lasting solutions to youth antisocial behaviour in Umina and in the PRP.
  6. retrofit the abandoned football club on Umina Oval as a youth centre and venue for teenagers to socialise and connect with community services in a fun and inviting way, especially on weekends and in school holidays.

We appeal to the NSW Government to:

  1. increase funding and resources for Woy Woy Police.
  2. install a 24 hour police station in Umina CBD.
  3. provide additional Police patrols to the Peninsula and Umina.