The Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Community Safety Patrol (CSP) team held a barbecue on Saturday night to introduce the new CSP vehicle for Engawala.
“The BBQ was a huge success. We had over 45 people come along, and the CSP Team Members did a lot of the heavy lifting with cooking, setting up the tables, and serving people,” said CSP Team Leader in Engawala, Stephen Royes. “And they love the new car!” he added.
The new vehicle is a Toyota Fortuna, an SUV version of the Hilux that it is replacing, with capacity to carry seven people. A new one will go to each of the CDRC CSP communities.
Engawala got the first vehicle of the new set, because the team took such good care of their last vehicle.
CSP increases the safety of children and youth in the community by helping to reduce the number of children on the streets after dark, assisting to maximise the number of children attending school, and assist people at risk, including intoxicated people, juveniles, victims of violence and the homeless.
Above photo: Joanne Tilmouth in the new Engawala CSP vehicle.
The new car versus the old. No longer will the CSP vehicles have a cage on the back, making it safer to transport people in need.
Vahai Tuione and Damien Campbell from Pmara Jutunta with the new Anmatjere vehicle.