Safer Melville Plan Launched

The City of Melville has launched its Safer Melville Plan for 2017-2021 following endorsement by the Safer Melville Advisory Committee (SMAC) on 19 July 2017.

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the launch marked the final step in the stakeholder and community engagement process to update the Plan and align the City with the International Safe Communities Framework.

“Thanks to the support of our Safer Melville partners, including the WA Police, the SMAC and the community’s participation in our Safer Melville survey, the Plan will guide the City in its safety and crime prevention efforts over the next four years and continues to build on our successes to date,” said Mayor Aubrey.

“As a result of the implementation of 2012-2016 Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan (CSCP) and the 2014-2016 Graffiti Management Plan, the City was the first community in WA to be accredited as a Pan Pacific Safe Community and has set the industry high for satisfaction with graffiti removal services,”

“In working towards achieving community wellbeing, we know that being safe and secure is a key priority for our community and the 2017-2021 Safer Melville Plan demonstrates the City’s ongoing commitment to providing the services and support our residents and businesses require so we can achieve this outcome.”

The Safer Melville Plan outlines seven clear goals and objectives. These include reducing household and business  crime, reducing preventable injuries and transport crashes, providing safe and secure places and environments, ensuring people feel safe and secure in all places at all times and being prepared for an emergency. Each of the seven goals is underpinned by a set of actions and performance indicators to ensure targeted and measurable steps are taken to achieve the objectives.

Data from a range of sources, including crime statistics, injury records, community surveys and the City’s Strategic Community Plan, were used to inform the updated Safer Melville Plan and provide a benchmark to measure its progress over the next four years.

For more information and to view the full 2017-2021 Safer Melville Plan, please visit www.melvillecity.com.au/safermelville or alternatively  request a copy of a summary booklet by calling 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666.