Have your say to help tackle crime in the City of Gosnells

Have your say to help tackle crime in the City of Gosnells

CITY of Gosnells residents are urged to have their say by taking part in the City’s survey for its Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2018-2021.

The survey will be used to identify community safety concerns and establish crime prevention priorities.

The City will use the plan to work alongside stakeholders and address community safety and crime prevention issues identified in the survey.

City of Gosnells chief executive Ian Cowie said the 2014-2017 plan had been successful, thanks to the community’s feedback.

“The 2014-2017 plan revealed home burglary, anti-social driver behaviour (hooning) and motor vehicle theft as the greatest areas of priority.

“There are a number of factors that contribute to crime and the City recognises crime cannot be reduced by one single agency – it takes a holistic approach by a number of stakeholders working together.”

Mr Cowie said they had implemented measures to combat problem areas as part of the current plan, including the ‘Keep it Secure’ advertising campaign, the ‘Dob in a Hoon’ program and promoting the ‘Gone in Less Than 60 Seconds’ campaign.

The survey will be open between Monday, May 1 and Friday, June 30 on the City of Gosnells website.

After 30 June, responses will be collated alongside feedback from community groups and agencies such as WA Police in order to update the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan for the next three years.

Some of the City’s initiatives from the current plan include programs targeting graffiti, theft, personal and home safety, business security, cyber-safety and safety for seniors.

Copies of the survey will also be available from the City’s libraries, Civic Centre, Leisure World, Canning Vale and Gosnells police station and the Gosnells District Neighbourhood Watch Resource Centre.

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