Reducing Injuries for a Safer Melville

Leave your suggestions to help reduce injuries in the City of Melville.

Working in groups and studying data collected from within the City of Melville concerning injury rates, injury types and prevention techniques, the workshop was instrumental in establishing injury priorities, and creating a solid foundation for the Safer Melville Advisory Committee (SMAC) to build a successful action plan.

Please leave your suggestions on how to reduce the injury priorities:

  1. Falls;
  2. Transport Crashes (motor vehicle/motor cycle occupant/rider, pedal cyclist injured in transport accidents, pedestrians injured in transport accidents and water transport accidents);
  3. Intentional Self-Harm;
  4. Exposure to Mechanical Forces (injuries caused by objects that cut or pierce, unintentional hit, struck or crushed by an object, injuries caused by other persons, animal reptile, birds or machinery, unintentional struck by thrown projected or falling object and unintentional striking against or by sports equipment);
  5. Assault and Injury Caused by Other (assault by fi rearm discharge, assault by sharp or blunt object, assault by bodily force and sexual assault); and
  6. Unintentional Poisoning (accidental poisoning by antiepileptic, sedative-hypnotic, anti-parkinsonism and psychotic drugs, accidental poisoning by narcotics and psychodysleptics, NEC, accidental poisoning by other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substance and unspecified chemicals and noxious substances).
If you or anyone you know is affected by thoughts of suicide please phone:
Lifeline 131 114
Beyondblue 1300 224 636 or
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

In the comments section below, please submit your feedback on the questions below:

  • What do you know of that is already in place and you think works well to address these priority areas?
  • What do you think we could/should do to address these priority areas?


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