AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Crime Prevention Working Group

 

 

 

To be held on
Monday
26 August 2019

AT 1:00PM

 

 

 

Cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets,
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga

 

Phone: 1300 292 442
Fax: 02 6926 9199
Website:
www.wagga.nsw.gov.au

 


Reports submitted to the Crime Prevention Working Group to be held on Monday 26 August 2019.

Crime Prevention Working Group AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Monday 26 August 2019

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE      PRECIS                                                                                                   PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                         2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                 2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                   2

WELCOME AND ROUND TABLE INTRODUCTIONS                                                      2

Reports

RP-1            UPDATE ON CRIME PREVENTION PLAN AND INITIATIVES 2017-2021     3

RP-2            Presentation from Wagga Wagga Local Area Command - Crime Trends                                                                                                               168

RP-3            Crime Prevention Working Group - 2019/2020 Meeting Schedule     169

GENERAL BUSINESS


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

 

 

WELCOME AND ROUND TABLE INTRODUCTIONS

 


Report submitted to the Crime Prevention Working Group on Monday 26 August 2019

RP-1

 

Reports

RP-1               UPDATE ON CRIME PREVENTION PLAN AND INITIATIVES 2017-2021

Author:         Lisa Saffery 

Director:       Janice Summerhayes

         

 

Summary:

The purpose of this report is to provide the newly established Crime Prevention Working Group with an update and information on the current Crime Prevention Plan 2017-2021.

 

 

Recommendation

That the Crime Prevention Working Group receive and note this report.

 

Report

The Wagga Wagga Crime Prevention Plan 2017-2021 (CPP) was developed in partnership with multiple agencies, including but not limited to NSW Police, NSW Department of Education, NSW Department of Justice and several not for profit agencies who target offenders or victims of crime in their work. The CPP has been put together in recognition that crime across our Local Government Area (LGA) is a shared responsibility between government, community and individuals.

 

The Crime Prevention Plan has met 83% of funded strategic actions in the first year and 100% of funded actions in the second year. As detailed in the attached CCP, the following provides some examples that have been implemented against the CCP:

·    installation of CCTV in several high-risk locations,

·    development of a Graffiti Management Plan along with the development of a Recreation, Open Spaces and Community Strategy

·    securing grant funds of $275K for Riverina Medical and Dental Aboriginal Corporation to run after hours programs in social housing areas.

·    Commencement of an adolescent court and community team clinician at NSW Department of Justice

·    through Relationships Australia funding for a men’s behaviour program

·    through Mission Australia funding for the Youth on Track program to be delivered in Wagga Wagga. Youth on Track is an early intervention program for 10 – 17-year old’s who have had prior contact with police.

The Bureau of Crime Statistics and research provides a snapshot by LGA of a community’s ranking against one another across NSW by crime type. The lower the number the higher the crime, comparatively. During this period the ranking of crimes by type has changed.


 

In the 2017 to 2018 period the ranking of the following crime types decreased in the Wagga Wagga LGA:

·    receiving and handling of stolen goods (4 – 9 respectively),

·    break and enter dwelling (5 – 7) and

·    theft from retail store (8 – 12). 

Unfortunately, during this period an escalation in crime types has occurred for:

·    motor vehicle theft (13 – 8) and

·    malicious damage to property (16 – 8).

As a response to the two crime types that have seen an increase for our LGA, Council’s social planning team have been working with Wagga Local Area Command to develop a campaign entitled “Park Smart” to reduce theft of a motor vehicle and steal from a motor vehicle. This campaign will roll out at the end of August 2019 targeting hotspots in central Wagga Wagga, where the majority of theft of motor vehicle and steal from motor vehicle occurs. The campaign will include a community information and media campaign that will remind community members that these opportunistic crimes can be reduced by taking simple measures like locking their vehicle and removing valuable items from the vehicle.

 

Council staff are currently working against the CPP implementation for the 2019-2021 period actions. Now with the establishment of the Crime Prevention Working Group this provides a good opportunity for working group members to provide feedback on the CPP implementation and any future reviews. Therefore, the CCP will be a regular standing item on the working group agenda for comment and input.

Financial Implications

N/A other than existing operational budget

Policy and Legislation

Wagga Wagga Crime Prevention Plan 2017 – 2021

Wagga Wagga City Council Graffiti Management Plan 2017 - 2021

NSW Crimes Act

Crimes Appeals and Review Act

Other Acts and policies relevant to the relevant agencies

 

Link to Strategic Plan

Safe and Healthy Community

Objective: We are safe

Outcome: We promote safety and safe behaviours

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

Risk assessments and mitigation are managed as part of each project and with partnerships in delivering each identified action of the CPP. Clear communication around any initiatives agreed to by Council, relevant to the CPP are identified with a clear agency lead and that all communications include words to express the shared nature of crime prevention and / or agreed pathways for reports and concerns from the community.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation has occurred with agencies identified in the Crime Prevention Plan for the purposes of monitoring delivery against agreed actions and or to identify emerging issues.

 

Attachments

 

1.

Wagga Wagga Crime Prevention Plan 2017-2021

 

2.

Wagga Wagga City Council Graffiti Management Plan 2017-2021

 

  


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RP-2               Presentation from Wagga Wagga Local Area Command - Crime Trends

Director:       Janice Summerhayes

         

Summary:

A presentation from Wagga Wagga Local Area Command on the current Crime Trends for our area.

 

 

Recommendation

That the Crime Prevention Working Group receive and note the presentation from the Wagga Wagga Local Area Command.

 

Report

To be a standing item for the Crime Prevention Working Group, the Wagga Wagga Local Area Command have agreed to table the latest available crime trends and data for this area.

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy and Legislation

Wagga Wagga City Council’s Crime Prevention Plan 2017-2021

 

Link to Strategic Plan

Safe and Healthy Community

Objective: We are safe

Outcome: We promote safety and safe behaviours

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation with Council and the Wagga Wagga Local Area Command in agreeing to present the latest available crime trends to the Crime Prevention Working Group meetings.

 

 

  


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RP-3               Crime Prevention Working Group - 2019/2020 Meeting Schedule

Director:       Janice Summerhayes

         

 

Summary:

Proposed 2019/2020 meeting schedule.

 

 

Recommendation

That the Crime Prevention Working Group adopt the 2019/2020 meeting schedule.

Report

In the Crime Prevention Working Group Terms of Reference it states that the working group is to meet quarterly through to September 2020 where NSW Local Government Elections will be held and any existing committees and working groups will cease until a new elected Council body reconsiders what committees and working groups are to be in place for the new four-year term of Council.

 

Meetings are proposed to be held at 1:00pm on the fourth Monday of the month with dates being as follows;

 

·    Monday 25 November 2019

·    Monday 24 February 2020

·    Monday 25 May 2020

·    Monday 24 August 2020

 

Financial Implications

N/A

Policy and Legislation

Crime Prevention Working Group Terms of Reference

Link to Strategic Plan

Safe and Healthy Community

Objective: We are safe

Outcome: We promote safety and safe behaviours

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

N/A

 

Attachments

 

1.

Crime Prevention Working Group Terms of Reference

 


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GENERAL BUSINESS