Gunbalanya (Openpelli) is the gateway to Arnhem Land and Gunbalanya Police, led by Sergeant Nathan Conelius (Officer in Charge), local residents and agencies are all working together for the common good of Gunbalanya.
Senior Constable Paul Keightley, Community Engagement Police Officer, Arnhem Region
Recently, Community Safety Action Plan (CSAP) meetings have been very well attended with positive input from all stakeholders. Input at this grass roots level enable local residents to have direct input into Gunbalanya’s future.
A focus of these meetings has been school attendance. Police have been assisting school and Remote School Attendance Strategy staff and also talking to community members about the importance of education. They were also honoured to attend the opening of the new Gunbalanya Community Centre. Local Elders and Traditional Owners opened the centre with traditional dancing.
Good things are happening in Gunbalanya.