The three week youth curfew in Alice Springs has comes to an end as of 6am local time but questions remain around long term solutions.

The youth curfew was imposed on the town’s CBD by the Northern Territory Government following concerns of violence in the town.

An additional 25 police officers will remain in town, along with extra Territory Families staff.

Chief Minister Eva Lawler says a community hub in the CBD will be set up with the ending of the curfew.

Ms Lawler says the community centre will involve Traditional Owners, police auxiliary officers, territory families staff and truancy officers.

The curfew drew much criticism from those calling for more evidence based long term solutions to address the underlying causes of crime.

The Chief Minister has also been accused of imposing the curfew in preparation for the upcoming territory election.

Ms Lawler has denied that the curfew was motivated by politics.