COMMUNITY SAFETY & CRIME PREVENTION
Chittering Shire Council recently endorsed the Shire of Chittering Community Safety & Crime Prevention Plan 2016 – 2019.
This plan is an essential component of the Shire’s integrated planning and reporting framework. It is an operational plan that identifies community safety requirements and strategies over the next three years.
Community safety and crime prevention is a complex issue that relies on combined efforts from the community as a whole including Council, residents, local businesses, State Government agencies and community groups.
The Shire of Chittering is committed to continuing the work that has already been undertaken by incorporating lessons learnt from our review of activities over the previous four years. The following priority areas have been identified going forward:
- 1 Awareness of community safety and property security
- 1.1 Increase reporting of rural crime, arson and other unlawful activities.
- 1.2 Educate community on crime prevention measures i.e. eWatch, how to report a crime, Burglar Beware, Community Safety Month (September) and how to report hoon driving.
- 2: Designing public spaces & facilities for community safety & crime prevention
- 2.1 Use of ‘Designing Out’ principles in assessment of lighting, CCTV and urban design requirements.
- 2.2 Utilise Community Reference / Council Advisory groups as a point of reference between the community and Council; for consideration in Council planning, development and service provision.
- 2.3 Partner and collaborate with State / Local Government for the provision of appropriate facilities within the community.
- 3: Partnership with key stakeholders to address road safety issues
- 3.1 Liaise with key stakeholders to address road safety issues such as improved lighting, footpaths and school bus stops.
- 3.2 Continue to apply for and implement Black Spot funding projects within the Shire.
- 3.3 Remain involved with the Towards Zero Roads Safety – Road Safety Strategy for WA 2008 – 2020.
View the plan online or call the office (9576 4600) to have a hard copy mailed to you.
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