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A PERSONAL vendetta against
drug-related crime heads a broad list
of focus points for new Yorke and Mid
North police Superintendent, Scott
Supt Denny, pictured, recently was
appointed to the role in charge of the
Yorke and Mid North Local Service
Area (YMNLSA), replacing acting
Superintendent, Paul Roberts.
In his previous posting as Operations
Inspector for the Eyre and Western LSA,
covering from Whyalla to Port Lincoln
and across to Ceduna, Supt Denny was
known for his close attention to drug
"I do plan on carrying this role over,"
he said. "Unfortunately, it is a reality that
drugs are quite prevalent in our society.
"I am not stating this LSA has any
particular issue with drugs. However,
they are out there in the community.
"Any illegal dealing or use of drugs
stems to other crimes in order to support
a habit. Therefore, any effort to stop
the illegal use and dealing has positive
impacts on reducing other crimes."
Supt Denny hoped to build a close
policing network, involving locals in
their respective regional centres.
"My intention is to explore avenues
engage more with the community and in
doing so improve our policing services,"
he said. "This includes, but is not lim-
ited to, reducing crime and improving
It was these relationships separating
regional policing from the anonymity
serving in the city.
"We rely so much on the eyes and ears
of the community in reducing and solv-
ing crimes and it is therefore important
we listen to what the community needs
and expects from their policing service,"
Supt Denny said. "In a country setting,
the needs of the community may differ
greatly, given the broad areas that we
are spread across.
"As a policing service we need to
ensure the range of services we provide
cater for everyone."
In fact, he considers the past three
and a half years working in the country
as a personal policing highlight.
Supt Denny said he will be touring
the LSA and meeting with councils
across the region.
"I am meeting with Port Pirie Council
(today) and intend on meeting with oth-
ers as the weeks pass," he said.
"I will be looking at any suggestions
to improving our relationships with local
councils as a means of providing a bet-
ter policing service to the community."
Police chief wants
• Picture courtesy of Whyalla News.
A $2 million operating defcit sounds like
a poor fnancial forecast but Wakefeld Re-
gional Council's number gurus are reporting
it is a good result for council to date.
Council’s estimated operating defcit for
the 2012/13 fnancial year is $2,070,670,
following the December budget review.
WRC corporate services manager, Steve
Jonas, explained how the result was being
seen as positive amongst council's account-
“This is an increase of $87,593 in the
forecast defcit from the September (frst)
budget review of $1,983,077, but is $106,510
more favourable that the original 2012/13
budget defcit of $2,177,180,” Mr Jonas said.
“Two signifcant abnormal items have
unfavourably affected the operating result
“The frst is the Federal Government
reducing Financial Assistance Grants (FAG)
payments this year by about $1.1 million to
recover the two quarterly advance FAG pay-
ments that were made in 2008/09 and 2011/12.
"The second item is the roll out of Rural
PropertyAddress signage at an estimated cost
of $235,000 to council (see Page 7).
"An adjusted budgeted operating result
without these two items would be $735,670
All things considered, the 2012/13 fnan-
cial year was identifed in council’s Long
Term Financial Plan (LTFP) to be the largest
operating defcit in WRC’s plight to return
the budget back towards the surplus marker.
"This was primarily because we predicted
the Federal government would reduce FAG
payments to local government this year to
recover advance payments previously made,"
Mr Jonas said.
And they were proven correct.
Council's budget continues to progress
in the desired direction as stipulated by the
“Financial indicators show that our fnan-
cial results are progressing as forecast by the
LTFP,” Mr Jonas said.
"The goal set in the plan for the operat-
ing result is to reach a break even position
by 2017/18, with a small operating surplus
thereafter, and the adjusted operating result
is tracking as projected.
“The net fnancial liabilities level (the sig-
nifcance of the net amount owed compared
to total income received) for this year and the
past couple of years is less than forecast in the
Long Term Financial Plan because we have
not needed to borrow as much as estimated.
"We are therefore comfortably meeting
the goal for that fnancial indicator.”
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