Making the City safer

Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone (second from left) with Valerie Becker, Geoff Fawcett, Jess Taylor and Helen Hammersley.
Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone (second from left) with Valerie Becker, Geoff Fawcett, Jess Taylor and Helen Hammersley.

The survey is part of the 2011-16 Crime Prevention Plan.

Mayor Marina Vergone met the winners of the survey yesterday.

Mrs Vergone said the surveys helped the council prioritise issues important to residents.

‘The information has also helped us obtain about $800,000 of grant funding towards community safety and crime prevention,’ she said.

‘The council plans to continue these types of surveys every two to three years to measure any changes, trends and keep on top of what is important to the community.’

Results from previous Community Safety Surveys are available on the City’s website: 2009 Community Safety Survey Report – http://www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/HBItem_36848.PDF 2010 Community Safety Survey Report – http://www. mandurah.wa.gov.au/HBItem_77610.PDF

The research has also helped contribute to the development of a dedicated community safety team, the Safer Mandurah Brand, the Smart Street Mall CCTV project, a Mandurah Liquor Accord, NBN CCTV project, scooter alarm project, DIY graffiti removal kits and the Safer Mandurah taxi ranks project.