Safer Melville Plan
The City’s Safer Melville Plan details how we work with police, the Safer Melville Advisory Committee and the Safe Communities Framework.
Everyone has a role to play in making our community safer. We work in partnership with lots of stakeholders to achieve our shared vision of a Safer Melville.
Safe and secure is one of the aspirations identified in the City’s Strategic Community Plan – People, Places, Participation 2016 – 2026. The 2017 - 2021 Safer Melville Plan is made up of seven goals with under pinning objectives and outlines how we will contribute to the Safe and Secure aspiration. View a summary verison of the 2017 - 2021 Safer Melville Plan.
The SMAC is made up of representatives from various state Government agencies, community based organisations, the local police stations and community and business groups. They work together to promote safety and injury reduction for people living, working and visiting the City of Melville by applying the Safe Communities framework.
The Safe Communities framework is an internationally recognised, evidence-based model for addressing community safety issues at the local level. City of Melville is the first community in WA to align to this framework and on the 19 February 2017 was the first community in WA to achieve accreditation as a Pan Pacific Safe Community.
The accreditation demonstrates we have acquired the capacity to take strategic and effective actions to prevent injury and to promote a culture of safety for everyone who lives in our community. Becoming a Safe Community also means we are committed to a network of communities around the world which, like us, have made a commitment to the safety and well-being of every one of their citizens.
The City of Melville is now also a member of the Pan Pacific Safe Communities Network. This network of the International Safe Communities movement includes in excess of 121 Safe Communities in Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
View the work that has been undertaken in the City of Melville to align to this framework in our accreditation application.