Melville asks for submissions to Safer City Plan


Neighbourhood Watch member Cheryl Kennedy, Safer Melville Advisory Committee chair Cameron Schuster, Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey, Australian Safe Communities Chair Deborah Costello, Injury Control Council of WA member Alyson Elari and Community Safety Service officer Pawan Tiwari.
Neighbourhood Watch member Cheryl Kennedy, Safer Melville Advisory Committee chair Cameron Schuster, Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey, Australian Safe Communities Chair Deborah Costello, Injury Control Council of WA member Alyson Elari and Community Safety Service officer Pawan Tiwari.

THE City of Melville has gained accreditation as the first Pan Pacific Safe Community in WA.

The achievement was announced at the City’s Safe Day Out last month, a free family event designed to educate residents about safety in fun, interactive and engaging ways.

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the City had been aligning to the International Safe Communities Framework for the past four years.

“Working together with key partners such as the City’s Community Safety Service, WA Police, Neighbourhood Watch, Injury Control Council of WA, Safer Melville Advisory Committee representatives, Road Safety Travel Smart Committee and many others, allows the City to deliver targeted initiatives that address our community’s key priorities in a cost effective manner,” he said.

“Creating a safer Melville is up to everyone, so I encourage everyone who lives, works, studies or visits Melville to help inform the 2017-2021 Safer Melville Plan and let us know what your safety priorities are.”

The City has launched an online survey to help it prepare the new plan .

Information collected from the community and data such as crime statistics will be analysed by Murdoch University criminology lecturer Joe Clare, who will provide the City with a list of community safety priorities.

Complete a short online survey at www.melvilletalks.com.au/safermelville and pinpoint on the interactive map anywhere you feel unsafe in the City and why.

The survey closes on Friday, March 3.