City seeking input on injury, crime and safety priorities

12 February 2020

We are seeking feedback from the community to inform actions we take over the next two years to improve community safety and security and reduce injury.

The City of Melville is seeking feedback from the community on a number of topics to inform the actions it takes over the next two years to improve safety and security and reduce injury within the community.

This is part of a minor review of its 2017-2021 Safer Melville Plan which identifies the injury and community safety priorities for its community. As the plan was developed in 2016, the City is reviewing the priorities to see if they have changed and if resources and actions need to be redirected.

City of Melville Mayor the Hon. George Gear JP said the City has already completed a data review and the additional feedback will be used to fill gaps in the data set and ensure the City has the full and complete picture.

“We use data from a range of sources, such as police crime data, health department data, data from our Strategic Community Plan and Community Wellbeing Survey to help us understand the community’s safety, crime and injury priorities,” said Mayor George Gear.

“However there is an opportunity to drill down a bit further on certain topics to ensure we have our priorities right. This is where we need the community’s help and feedback to ensure we are directing our resources to where they are most needed.”

“Topics we are seeking further information or clarity on are community safety and crime, accidental falls, suicide and transport crashes. We have set up a number of surveys on our online engagement platform, Melville Talks, that the community can complete to help us gather this data.”

“We encourage the community to get involved and help us set our City’s injury, crime and safety priorities for the next two years before our major review of the Safer Melville Plan.”

The surveys will open 9.00am on Friday, 14 February and close 5.00pm on Friday, 28 February. Pop-up engagement stalls will also take place from 2.00pm to 4.00pm on Friday, 14 February at AH Bracks Library + Creative Space, and 3.00pm to 5.00pm on Friday, 21 February at Bull Creek Library for anyone wanting to have a chat about the priorities with someone from the City.
Once the feedback has been analysed and the City has completed its data review, the information, along with a draft list of priorities, will be circulated to the Safer Melville Advisory Committee for review and approval. The full review of the Safer Melville Plan will commence in late 2021.

For more information about the 2017-2021 Safer Melville Plan or the minor review, visit www.melvillecity.com.au/smplanreview.

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