Minutes of the Crime Prevention Working Group held on Monday 19 April 2021.





Dr Joe McGirr                                   Member for Wagga Wagga

Bob Noble                                         NSW Police, Wagga Wagga Local Area Command

Cr Paul Funnell                                Wagga Wagga City Council

Cr Tim Koschel                                Wagga Wagga City Council

Thomas Gardiner                             Community Member




Mayor, Cr Greg Conkey                 Wagga Wagga City Council

Cr Kerry Pascoe                               Wagga Wagga City Council

Andrew Stockman                           Department of Premier and Cabinet

Adrian Telfer                                     NSW Police, Wagga Wagga Local Area Command

Lee Gray                                            NSW Police, Wagga Wagga Local Area Command

Jenene McGrath                              Department of Education

Tracey Pahl                                      Department of Communities and Justice

Colin Taggart                                    Neighbourhood Watch

Saba Nabi                                         Community Member

Chantal Levett                                  Save the Children, Murrumbidgee Region




Janice Summerhayes                     Director Community

Madeleine Scully                             Manager Community Services

Lisa Saffery                                      Social Planning Coordinator

Olivia Jones                                      Minute Taker



The meeting of the Crime Prevention Working Group commenced at 12noon.

Acknowledgement Of Country

Wagga Wagga City Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, the Wiradjuri people, and pays respect to Elders past, present and future and extends our respect to all First Nations Peoples in Wagga Wagga. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and continuing connection with the land and rivers.

 Confirmation of Minutes




                        On the Motion of J McGrath and A Stockman

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.

Declarations Of Interest

No declarations of interest were received.

presentation  - save the children

Chantal Levett team leader of the Murrumbidgee Region for Save the Children, informed the group of the Family Connect and Support (FCS) Program. The program is aimed at children, young people, and their families who need support. This is a free and voluntary program available for children and families in the Murrumbidgee Region.


RP-1          Officer's update Report



                        On the Motion of S Nabi and A Stockman

That the Crime Prevention Working Group

a       Receive and note this report




1.     Lisa Saffery advised the CPWG that she has resigned from her position as Social Planner at Wagga Wagga City Council and will finish on 22 April 2021. The Mayor and the CPWG thanked Lisa Saffery for her contribution to the working group and in her role as Council’s Social Planner.


2.     Saba Nabi provided an update and commented on the following:


a.  There has been extremely positive feedback received from the community on the Community Safety Perception Survey.


b.  An invitation has been extended to Adrian Telfer or a representative of the NSW Police, Wagga Wagga Local Area Command to address both the Country Women’s Association (CWA) and the ladies group event to be held at the Charles Sturt University Mosque. This is to encourage a positive relationship for women and the elderly to speak out about issues they are facing, in a safe and inclusive environment. Saba Nabi to provide details when they come to hand.


3.    Adrian Telfer provided an update from the NSW Police, Wagga Wagga Local Area Command:


a.  There has been an overall drop in crime rates this summer in comparison to the previous three years. Car jackings and break and enters have dropped considerably. Break and enters are 200 below target, and car jackings are almost 300 below target. This result is seen as a combination of courts, drivers, community campaigns and joint initiatives between NSW Police, Wagga Wagga Local Area Command and Council eg Park Smart.