Neil Caldicott Department of Housing and Family and Community Services
Andrew Stockman Department of Premier and Cabinet
Simone Jolley Department of Justice
Adrian Telfer NSW Police, Wagga Wagga Local Area Command
Bob Noble NSW Police, Wagga Wagga Local Area Command
Mayor, Cr Greg Conkey Wagga Wagga City Council
Cr Paul Funnell Wagga Wagga City Council
Cr Kerry Pascoe Wagga Wagga City Council
Cr Tim Koschel Wagga Wagga City Council
Dr Joe McGirr Member for Riverina
Colin Taggart Neighbourhood Watch
Saba Nabi Community Member
Justin Busuttil Community Member
Thomas Gardiner Community Member
Kat van der Winjgaart Community Member
Peter Thompson General Manager
Janice Summerhayes Director Community
Madeleine Scully Manager Community Services
Lisa Saffery Social Planning Coordinator
Michelle Castle Minute Taker
The meeting of the Crime Prevention Working Group commenced at 1:04pm.
Acknowledgement Of Country
I would like to Acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this Land, on which this meeting takes place and to pay my respects to Elders past and present.
Declarations Of Interest
There was no declarations received.
On the Motion of K van der Winjaart and Councillor T Koschel
That the Crime Prevention Working Group receive and note this report.
On the Motion of B Noble and S Nabi
That the Crime Prevention Working Group receive and note the presentation from the Wagga Wagga Local Area Command.
On the Motion of B Noble and Councillor T Koschel
That the Crime Prevention Working Group adopt the 2019/2020 meeting schedule.
GB-1 - additional Members
Dr Joe McGirr proposed to add two additional state agencies being the NSW Department of Health and NSW Department of Education to the Crime Prevention Working Group Committee.
Director of Community advised on the process for adding additional members of which requires a Council resolution. Such a report would be prepared for the 23 September 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting where the minutes for the working group would also be tabled.
Recommendation moved by Dr J McGirr and seconded: Cr K Pascoe
GB-2 - Closure of Laneways
colin Taggart requested a report be presented back to the next Crime Prevention Working Group on assessment of pedestrian laneways including:
· The current status of laneways
· Approaches that Council have taken to closing laneways and the legislative parameters
· Inclusion of maps and
· Potential solutions and design of laneways in new subdivisions
GB-3 - Abandoned Houses
Dr Joe McGirr requested a report back to the next Crime Prevention Working Group Committee on burnt out houses, including:
· Does Council have a list of the number of burnt out houses?
· How many burnt out houses are privately owned?
· A list of burnt out houses that Council has orders over?
Justin Busuttil left the meeting at 2:39pm.
The Crime Prevention Working Group rose at 2:47pm.