AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Crime Prevention Working Group

 

 

 

To be held on
Monday

 21 September 2020

AT 12 noon

 

 

 

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 21 September 2020.

Crime Prevention Working Group AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Monday 21 September 2020

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                            PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                          2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                 2

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1           Crime Prevention Working Group - 20 July 2020                          2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                    2

PRESENTATIONS                                                                                                         2

1.   BETH VAN BAAST – REOFFENDING PROGRAM                                                     2

NSW DEPT OF COMMUNITES AND JUSTICE

 

2.   BRETT SOMMERVILLE – YOUTH AT RISK PROGRAMS                                          2

PCYC

Reports

RP-1            Officer's update report                                                                   3

­rP-2            VERBAL UPDATE ILLEGAL DRUGS                                                          6

                   WAGGA WAGGA LOCAL AREA COMMAND

GENERAL BUSINESS AROUND THE TABLE                                                                6

ITEM 1        WORKING GROUP MEMBERS – AROUND THE TABLE                             

                                                                                                                   


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              Crime Prevention Working Group - 20 July 2020       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Crime Prevention Working Group Meeting held on 20 July 2020 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Crime Prevention Working Group Minutes - 20 July 2020

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Crime Prevention Working Group on Monday 21 September 2020

RP-1

 

Reports

RP-1               Officer's update report

Author:         Lisa Saffery 

Director:       Janice Summerhayes

         

 

Summary:

The purpose of this report is to provide the Crime Prevention Working Group (CPWG) with an update on agreed actions from the meeting held on 20 July 2020.

 

 

Recommendation

That the Crime Prevention Working Group:

a       note and receive this report

b       not proceed with a public expression of interest process to fill the current two vacant positions of the Crime Prevention Working Group for the reasons detailed in this report

 

Report

The following advice is provided to the CPWG on the items recorded in the minutes for action from the meeting held 20 July 2020.

Investigate the Attorney General’s funding program for the Crime Prevention Plan

The NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) provided written advice on 29 July 2020 to Council that there is funding available to support the development of a Community Safety Action Plan 2025 which would include a review of the Crime Prevention Plan that expires in December 2021. A funding application has been developed and submitted to DCJ to fund a Crime Prevention Project Officer to lead this work to deliver a Community Safety Action Plan 2025. Please note this new title has been specified by the DCJ as part of any funding received toward the review of this plan.

Community Drug Action Team Program

A new creative arts-based program will commence this month in the Tolland Community Centre, led by artist Sheree Ridley and supported by the Wagga Community Drug Action Team (CDAT). The program that targets youth between 12-16 years, is based on research that identifies that drug and alcohol issues arise as a response to coping with emotional pain and trauma and offers an alternate way for young people to express themselves.

Council is a member of the local Community Drug Action Team and will provide further updates as required.

The program Committee Resignations Report and Recommendations

On 13 August 2020 all members of Council Committees received a letter advising them that all advisory groups would continue in their roles for a further 12-month period in line with the amended Council election to take place in September 2021.

As advised at the meeting on 20 July 2020 two members of the CPCW have resigned. One of the vacant positions was represented by NSW Department of Justice. In a recent State government restructure this department has been combined with NSW Department of Family and Community Services to form the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ). Mr Brad Wotton, a current member of the CPWG already represents DCJ and will continue in this role so it is recommended that a replacement member is not required. 

The other vacant position is due the resignation of a community member. Given there is still three active community members on the CPWG, it is recommended to not proceed with a public expression of interest process to fill this current vacant position of the Crime Prevention Working Group, as it is seen there is adequate community representation to support the remaining meetings through to the Council elections in September 2021.

Pedestrian Walkway Review update

Following Council’s resolution at the 20 July 2020 Ordinary Council meeting, endorsing the Wagga Wagga Pedestrian Walkway Review report, and in response to four pedestrian walkway closure requests from the community, two Council officers and two Crime Prevention Police Officers from Wagga Wagga Local Area Command completed site assessments at the four nominated pedestrian walkways locations. These were in the suburbs of Glenfield Park and Turvey Park. Whilst at the sites Council staff and the two Crime Prevention Police Officers were able to meet and discuss crime related issues with local residents. 

The Crime Prevention Police Officers attending these four sites are trained in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) assessments. A CPTED assessment is required to be undertaken along with a number of other considerations, including the review of crime statistics in any pedestrian walkway location and the level of importance for active travel or connecting movement pathways.

The four pedestrian walkway locations assessed were:

Walla Place, Glenfield Park

Yungana Place, Glenfield Park

Banderra Ave, Glenfield Park

Lusher Avenue, Turvey Park

Recommended treatments to be considered for each of these locations are currently being compiled with input from the Wagga Wagga Local Area Command. This was the agreed process outlined in the recently endorsed Wagga Wagga Pedestrian Walkway Review report at the 20 July 2020 Council meeting. A report detailing proposed treatments for the pedestrian walkways will be presented to the 26 October 2020 Ordinary Council meeting.  As requested previously by the CPWG, a copy of this report will be provided to the members, in the lead up to this Council meeting so that the CPWG members can maintain their focus on this matter.

Financial Implications

N/A

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

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

Local residents in Glenfield Park and Turvey Park were consulted during the recent CPTED site assessments undertaken at the four pedestrian walkway locations outlined in this report. Ongoing consultation regarding the management of pedestrian walkways in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area will continue with the Wagga Wagga Local Area Command. Internal consultation has occurred with staff from across Council to assess any proposed treatments and related costs at these locations.

 

 

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Community Engagement

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Direct mail

Letterbox drop

Council news story

Council News advert

Media releases

TV/radio advertising

One-on-one meetings

Your Say website

Community meetings

Stakeholder workshops

Drop-in sessions

Surveys and feedback forms

Social media

Email newsletters

Website

Digital advertising

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Reports submitted to the Crime Prevention Working Group to be held on Monday 21 September 2020.

­rP-2          VERBAL UPDATE ILLEGAL DRUGS

                   WAGGA WAGGA LOCAL AREA COMMAND

 

 

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS AROUND THE TABLE

ITEM 1      WORKING GROUP MEMBERS – AROUND THE TABLE            

 

ITEM 2      WAGGA WAGGA LOCAL AREA COMMAND UPDATE

 

ITEM 3      UPDATE ILLEGAL DRUGS – WAGGA WAGGA LOCAL AREA

COMMAND                                                                                              


Reports submitted to the Crime Prevention Working Group to be held on Monday 21 September 2020.