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.
On the Motion of S Nabi and A Stockman
That the Crime Prevention Working Group
a Receive and note this report
GENERAL BUSINESS AROUND THE TABLE
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.