Minutes of the Crime Prevention Working Group held on Monday 15 February 2021.






Dr Joe McGirr                                Member for Wagga Wagga





Mayor, Cr Greg Conkey              Wagga Wagga City Council

Andrew Stockman                        Department of Regional NSW

Jenene McGrath                           Department of Education

Brad Wotton                                  Department of Communities and Justice

Jody Lindbeck                               Representative for Office of the Member for Wagga

Colin Taggart                                 Neighbourhood Watch

Saba Nabi                                      Community Member

Thomas Gardiner                          Community Member





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 12 noon.

Acknowledgement Of Country

I would like to acknowledge the Wiradjuri people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land. I would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present of the Wiradjuri Nation and extend that respect to other Community members present.

Confirmation of Minutes




                        On the Motion of T Gardiner and A Stockman

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.



Declarations Of Interest

No declarations of interest were received.

presentation  - The DvProject: 2650 – Equity and respect

Janice Summerhayes, Director Community, Wagga Wagga City Council provided a presentation on the DVProject: 2650 – Equity and Respect project highlighting the delivery milestones and finalisation of the project ending 30 June 2021.


RP-1          Officer's update report



                        On the Motion of T Gardiner and A Stockman

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 one vacant community position on the Crime Prevention Working Group for reasons detailed in this report.






1.     Andrew Stockman, Department of Regional NSW advised that his office is presenting the DVProject:2650 toolkit to the Department of Regional NSW network.


2.     Brad Wotton, Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) provided an update on:


·         DCJ community engagement activities that are occurring in Tolland and Ashmont, along with an upcoming meeting with Land and Housing representatives to look at the implementation of the Police Safety Audit in order to improve community safety in that location. 

·         DCJ undertaking the Rougher Sleeper Street Count that is commencing next week.

·         The Family Referral Service, previously delivered by Relationships Australia, has been renamed Family Connect and Support and is now delivered by Save the Children, Australia for the Murrumbidgee District and funded by NSW Department of Communities and Justice. Brad Wotton offered a presentation of the Family Connect and Support program.


Action: Brad Wotton to arrange for Family Connect and Support to provide a presentation to the next Crime Prevention Working Group meeting being held on 19 April 2021.


The Crime Prevention Working Group rose at 12:53pm.