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Agenda and
Business Paper

 


Crime Prevention Working Group

 

 

 

To be held on
Monday 19 April 2021

at 1:00pm

 

 

 

Civic Centre cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets,
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 (PO Box 20)
P 1300 292 442
P council@wagga.nsw.gov.au


wagga.nsw.gov.au


Report submitted to the Crime Prevention Working Group on Monday 19 April 2021

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Crime Prevention Working Group AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Monday 19 April 2021

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                            PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                          3

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                 3

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1           CRIME PREVENTION WORKING GROUP - 15 FEBRUARY 2021                3

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                    3

PRESENTATIONS

1.     CHANTAL LEVETT

TEAM LEADER murrumbidgee

save the children australia                                                                  3

Reports

RP-1            Officer's Report                                                                                  4

GENERAL BUSINESS AROUND THE TABLE                                                                7

ITEM 1 – THOMAS GARDINER – YOUTH DRUG MATTERS

ITEM 2 - WORKING GROUP MEMBERS AROUND THE TABLE


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

CM-1              CRIME PREVENTION WORKING GROUP - 15 FEBRUARY 2021       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Crime Prevention Working Group Meeting held on 15 February 2021 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Crime Prevention Working Group Minutes - 15 February 2021

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

1.    CHANTAL LEVETT

TEAM LEADER murrumbidgee

save the children australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reports

RP-1               Officer's 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 15 February 2021.

 

 

Recommendation

That the Crime Prevention Working Group

a       Receive and note this report

 

Report

The following advice is provided to the Crime Prevention Working Group (CPWG) on the items recorded in the minutes for action from the meeting held 15 February 2021.

 

Community Safety Perception Survey

Staff recently completed an extensive community consultation process as part of the Wagga Wagga community safety perception survey. The results of this survey will help inform the community priorities and actions in the draft Community Safety Action Plan 2025 which is scheduled to be completed by December 2021. The month-long survey opened on 15 February and closed on 16 March 2021. Over 670 responses were received from a diverse range of community members from of all ages, backgrounds and geographic locations from across the local government area.

 

An initial review of the survey results has been undertaken by staff and representatives from the Riverina Local Area Command and it is worth noting that the two top priorities identified by the community through this survey are Domestic and Family Violence and Break and Enter – Property.

 

Further consultation and feedback with be sought from key stakeholders and the community during May to August 2021 to provide further input into the development of the draft Community Safety Action Plan. As previously requested by members of the CPWG ongoing updates will be provided as this project progresses.

 

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 19 March 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 the Wagga Wagga Community Safety Action Plan 2025 which will replace the Wagga Wagga Crime Prevention Plan 2021. Staff will continue to follow up with DCJ and provide an update to the CPWG at the next scheduled meeting.

 

Pedestrian walkway review update

Council at its Ordinary meeting on the 26 October 2020 resolved:

 

On the Motion of Councillors T Koschel and R Kendall

 

That Council:

a       receive and note the report

b       endorse the recommendations contained in this report

c        note the expenditure allocations from Council’s operational budget 20/21 as detailed in the financial implications of the report

CARRIED

 

Weather permitting, the treatment works to the pedestrian walkways highlighted in the 26 October report and located at Walla Avenue, Bandera Avenue, Yungana Place, Glenfield Park, and Lusher Avenue, Turvey Park will be completed by 30 June 2021.

 

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

The Community Safety Perception Survey was conducted both online and through face to face meetings. This included meetings at community centres located in Ashmont, Tolland and Kooringal as well as at service organisation venues located in central Wagga Wagga. As requested by the Crime Prevent Working Group, this was to ensure that staff could meet and engage with a broad cross section of the community, especially those community members living in areas of the City experiencing higher crime rates. Community meetings were advertised online and via radio, at the community centres in Ashmont, Tolland and Kooringal and through education and community networks. The survey was also made available to people who do not have internet access in hard copy at the Civic Centre’s customer service desk and at the community centres as well. Staff also attended one-on-one meetings with community members who were unable to complete the survey due to literacy issues, this included working alongside staff at the Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga to ensure feedback from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse community members was captured in this survey.

 

 

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

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GENERAL BUSINESS AROUND THE TABLE

ITEM  1     THOMAS GARDINER – YOUTH DRUG MATTERS

 

ITEM 2      WORKING GROUP MEMBERS AROUND THE TABLE


Reports submitted to the Crime Prevention Working Group to be held on Monday 19 April 2021.