Dinah Beach boat ramp upgrade step closer

Territory fishing community to enjoy improved facilities at Dinah Beach boat ramp


“Dinah beach boat ramp is one the most popular boat ramps in the Top End,” Minister for Primary Industry, Ken Vowles announced.

Mr Vowles described fishing as a great drawcard to living and visiting the Territory.

“We are making a $50 million investment in recreational fishing infrastructure to enhance the Territory’s unique fishing assets” Mr Vowles said.

Part of this upgrade includes a security upgrade from Security and Technology Services that includes the tender to install a brand new closed circuit television at Dinah Beach boat ramp.


STS to install systems for women and children refuge shelter

STS to install state of the art security system for Dawn House, a women's and children's refuge centre. Picture by Helen Orr.

Dawn House, a NT Women’s and Children’s refuge shelter to have security systems installed by STS


“It’s a general security upgrade, part of that is CCTV that will help us to monitor if there is a person on the property or trying to enter with the intent to cause harm,” she said.

“It could be that they (perpetrators) have found their ex partner or simply that they think their ex-partner is here … it will also protect staff coming in and out of the refuge.” said Dawn House acting executive Nicky Fearn.

Member of Solomon, Natasha Griggs’ $55,000 commitment was put forward after numerous incidences of violent ex-partners of women break into the centre. The funding which is committed under the $40 million Safer Communities fund, will see the centre receive a security overhaul which includes CCTV fixed dome cameras and wide screen monitors.

Since July 2015, Dawn House has provided 10,745 total client bed nights and 4161 short-term crisis accommodation bed nights.

Telstra NT Business of the Year

Security & Technology Services, a fast-expanding provider of security and fire detection equipment for major Territory projects, has been named the 2012 Telstra Northern Territory Business of the Year.


Security & Technology Services, which also won the Commonwealth Bank Medium Business Award, was joined by Darwin’s The Chiropractic Place, the Alice Pool and Spa Centre from Alice Springs, Parap’s Saffrron Restaurant and Coomalie Air Maintenance Pty Ltd of Batchelor as winners of the 2012 Telstra Northern Territory Business Awards.

Established in 2004 to meet growing demand for specialist security advice and technical capabilities, Security & Technology Services supplies, installs and maintains security and fire detection equipment including CCTV, intercoms, intruder alarms and access control systems.

Growing from a solo operation, the business now employs more than 60 staff in Darwin and has offices in Alice Springs, Broome, Katherine and Adelaide. It has successfully delivered high profile projects such as the high tech wireless camera installations for the NT Police and state of the art command and control systems for the Department of Immigration & Citizenship.

The business has a strong focus on training and has employed 12 apprentices since its launch with Managing Director Greg Ireland saying: “The personal development of our staff has been paramount to our business accomplishments.”

Telstra Business Group Managing Director and Telstra Business Awards Ambassador, Will Irving, said Security & Technology Services had many attributes that made it a stand-out among the 12 finalists in 2012.

“Judges were particularly impressed with the strong financial growth and turnover of the business and its customised service offering underpinned by innovation, alliances and key partnerships. They praised the rigour in its business systems and management’s ongoing investment in development and staff mentoring to build individual and organisational capabilities,” Mr Irving said.

The Telstra Australian Business Awards were launched in 1992 to recognise the achievements of small and medium businesses and to encourage strategic planning for business growth.

“I’m pleased to see that each year we uncover exceptional small and medium businesses, such as Security & Technology Services and I encourage all Territorians to nominate businesses now for the 2013 Awards,” Mr Irving said.

Telstra Business Group Managing Director and Telstra Business Awards Ambassador Matt Comyn, Executive General Manager of Local Business Banking, Commonwealth Bank, said: “Small and medium businesses are fundamental to the overall strength of our economy and these awards reflect the diversity and breadth of entrepreneurial talent which exists in Australia. One key characteristic evident among all finalists was their ability to adapt to the ever-changing business landscape and find new ways to drive their business forward. Security & Technology Services in particular demonstrated a commitment to innovation and success and this Award is testament to that.”