23 March 2020

Thank you for your feedback to help us identify injury and community safety priorities for our community actions we can take to improve them. Here is what we found.

The health and wellbeing of our community is our priority. While much work has gone into reviewing the community’s safety, crime and injury priorities back in February 2020, we do acknowledge that these priorities may change during and post the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working with the Safer Melville Advisory Committee on an approach that will ensure we contribute to a safe and secure community during and post COVID-19. 

On how to keep safe during this time, please visit the Department of Health Website or click here for information on the City’s response to COVID-19. We have also created a new online COVID-19 Community Hub to help local people stay connected with one another and to provide information on support services, local businesses and community groups that are making a difference to how we live through the pandemic. Access the Community Hub at www.melvillecity.com.au/communityhub.

Thank you for your feedback to help us identify the community’s safety, crime and injury priorities. Here is what we found.


Community Safety and Crime was the most popular of the topics, followed by Transport Crashes across most demographic groups. Respondents under 24 and students were more interested in the topic ‘Intentional Self Harm and Suicide’.

A major finding from all the surveys was lack of awareness concerning:

  • the extent of crime involving theft from cars
  • that they can report graffiti online to the City of Melville
  • how to protect themselves online
  • that falls were the biggest cause of injury leading to hospital admission
  • the Safety System approach to road safety
  • that transport crashes in the City of Melville mostly involved people aged 45-64 years.

Read the Community Feedback Analysis here.

This engagement is now closed.  We will be working closely with the Safer Melville Advisory Committee to determine if further engagement around our community’s safety, crime and injury priorities is needed post COVID-19. 

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