Safer Melville Advisory Committee
In 2005, the City of Melville entered into a partnership with the Office of Crime Prevention (OCP) to develop a local Community Safety and Crime Prevention Strategy.
The partnership agreement with OCP also required the creation of a reference group. This formed the basis of the Safer Melville Advisory Committee (SMAC).
The purpose of the SMAC is:
- To facilitate formation of local community safety and crime prevention partnerships within the district of the City of Melville.
- To coordinate development of a local community safety and crime prevention plan in partnership with relevant stakeholders for adoption by the City of Melville.
- To develop local community safety and crime prevention strategies, and negotiate local service agreements to ensure delivery of those strategies in accordance with the predetermined standards and timing.
- To periodically review the local community safety and crime prevention plan and make recommendations to the City of Melville for adoption.
Representatives from the following list of key stakeholders form part of the SMAC:
- WA Police
- Department of Housing
- Department of Indigenous Affairs
- Department of Health
- Office of Crime Prevention
- Department of Corrective Services
- Department of Education and Training
- City of Melville Youth Advisory Council
- City of Melville community.
The committee meets every two months at the City of Melville.