Community cooperation for peaceful Gove AFL Grand Final

The Grand Final was held in Yirrkala on Saturday, 1 September with an incredible turn out by the Community.

Following consultation with the Rirratjingu and , the traditional owners requested licensees implement takeaway alcohol restrictions during the grand final weekend.

Officer in Charge of , Senior Sergeant Daniel Whitfield-Jones said the community wanted to maintain order and enhance community amenity, social harmony and wellbeing. As a harm reduction initiative, police, in collaboration with all licenced premises in Nhulunbuy, were able to negotiate a reduction in takeaway hours and supply amounts.

“The initiative was a tremendous success, with no or other alcohol-related violence or antisocial behaviour being recorded over the weekend. We would like to thank the community for their support during this period,” he said.

“This is a great example of what our community can achieve when we all work together.”


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