AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Crime Prevention Working Group

 

 

 

To be held on
Monday

15 February 2021

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 15 February 2021.

Crime Prevention Working Group AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Monday 15 February 2021

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                            PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                          2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                 2

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1           CRIME PREVENTION WORKING GROUP - 16 NOVEMBER 2020               2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

PRESENTATIONS

1.     Janice Summerhayes

The DVPROJECT: 2650 – EQUITY AND RESPECT                                                  2

Reports

RP-1            Officer's update report                                                                   3

GENERAL BUSINESS AROUND THE TABLE                                                              13

ITEM 1 – WORKING GROUP MEMBERS AROUND THE TABLE


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

CM-1              CRIME PREVENTION WORKING GROUP - 16 NOVEMBER 2020       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Crime Prevention Working Group Meeting held on 16 November 2020 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Crime Prevention Working Group Minutes - 16 November 2020

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

1.            Janice Summerhayes

The DVPROJECT: 2650 – EQUITY AND RESPECT


Report submitted to the Crime Prevention Working Group on Monday 15 February 2021

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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 16 November 2020

 

 

Recommendation

That the Crime Prevention Working Group

a       Receive and note this report

b       Not proceed with a public expression of interest process to fill the current one vacant position of the Crime Prevention Working Group for 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 16 November 2020.

 

Investigate the Attorney General’s funding program for the Community Safety Action Plan 2025

The NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) provided written advice on December 2021 to Council that the application for funding to employ a Crime Prevention Project Officer has not yet been determined. The purpose of this funding is to support the development of a Wagga Wagga Community Safety Action Plan 2025 which will replace the Wagga Wagga Crime Prevention Plan 2021. Staff are following up with DCJ and are expecting further advice in February 2021.

 

Resignation from the Crime Prevention Working Group

On 18 November 2020 Wagga Wagga City Council received an email from Kat van der Wijngaart, advising of her resignation as a community member due to relocation to South Australia. Kat has provided consistent support and attendance at the CPWG since its inception and has further contributed through her engagement in the subcommittee for the Crime Prevention and Community Safety survey development.  

Given that there remains two 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 CPWG, as it is seen there is adequate community representation to support the remaining two scheduled meetings through to the Council elections in September 2021.

Progress with Youth Consultation regarding Community Safety

Throughout November and December 2020, Council staff engaged with 150 young people across six high schools to identify priorities for the draft Community Safety Action Plan (CSAP) 2025.  

The school-based forums empowered young people to rank their top community safety concerns and to brainstorm potential solutions to increase safety and prevent or reduce crime across the Wagga Wagga local government area (LGA).

Of the 150 students, 63% identified domestic and family violence as their top concern, closely followed by break and enter, assault and the sale and use of illegal drugs.

As part of the forums young people were also invited to respond to the Community Safety Perception Survey that was developed in consultation with the CPWG subcommittee. The Community Safety Perception Survey is open to the public from Monday 15 February 2021 for a six-week period, closing on Friday 26 March 2021. Community members can respond to the survey through the following means:

1. Online via Connect Wagga

2. Through requesting a paper copy from customer service

3. Community group and one on one sessions in high crime areas (for community members who prefer this option due to language or literacy issues or do not have access to technology)

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 monitor and enforce public health and safety

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

N/A

Internal / External Consultation

There were 150 students engaged from six high schools in Wagga Wagga to discuss community safety and crime prevention. The information procured from these forums will be used to inform the review of the Crime Prevention Plan 2021 and in the development of the Community safety Action Plan 2025.

 

Mail

Media

Community Engagement

Digital

Rates notices insert

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

TIER

Consult

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Involve

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

x

Collaborate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

The Community Safety Perception Survey

 

  


Report submitted to the Crime Prevention Working Group on Monday 15 February 2021

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Reports submitted to the Crime Prevention Working Group to be held on Monday 15 February 2021.

GENERAL BUSINESS AROUND THE TABLE

 

ITEM  1     WORKING GROUP MEMBERS – AROUND THE TABLE


Reports submitted to the Crime Prevention Working Group to be held on Monday 15 February 2021.