Melville First in WA to Receive Community Safety Accreditation

At Melville’s Safe Day Out on Sunday, 19 February, the City of Melville community was accredited as a Pan Pacific Safe Community, and launched community engagement for the City’s new Safer Melville Plan.

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said Melville’s Safe Day Out was a great free family event that helped educate the community about safety in a fun, interactive and engaging way and celebrated the City’s outstanding achievement in safety.

“Melville’s Safe Day Out was the perfect event to be presented with Pan Pacific Safe Community Accreditation. We have been aligning to the International Safe Communities Framework for the last four years with some great results, so it’s fantastic to be the first community in WA to receive this prestigious accreditation,” he said.

“Working together with key partners such as the City’s Community Safety Service (CSS), WA Police, Neighbourhood Watch (NHW), Injury Control Council of WA (ICCWA), 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

“Creating a Safer Melville is up to everyone, so with the review of our Safer Melville Plan 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.”

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

Complete a short online survey at www.melvilletalks.com.au/safermelville and pinpoint on the interactive map anywhere you may feel unsafe in the City and why.  The survey closes Friday, 10 March 2017.

For more information or assistance completing the survey call 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666.

To view a copy of the accreditation application and information on safety in Melville, visit www.melvillecity.com.au/safermelvilleaccreditation