Mayor, Cr Greg Conkey Wagga Wagga City Council
Brad Wotton Department of Communities and Justice
Madeleine Scully Wagga Wagga City Council
Cr Kerry Pascoe Wagga Wagga City Council
Andrew Stockman Department of Premier and Cabinet
Tracey Pahl Department Communities and Justice
Nadine Roberts NSW Police, Wagga Wagga Local Area Command
Bob Noble NSW Police, Wagga Wagga Local Area Command
Dr Joe McGirr Member for Wagga Wagga
Jenene McGrath Department of Education
Colin Taggart Neighbourhood Watch
Saba Nabi Community Member
Johanna Hough Communities and Justice
Janice Summerhayes Director Community
Victoria Lowe Acting Social Planning Coordinator
Michelle Castle Minute Taker
The meeting of the Crime Prevention Working Group commenced at 12 noon.
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. We also recognise the resilience, strength and pride of the Wiradjuri and First Nations communities.
Confirmation of Minutes
On the Motion of A Stockman and C Taggart
That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Crime Prevention Working Group Meeting held on 19 April 2021 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.
Declarations Of Interest
No declarations of interest were received.
PRESENTATION – STEP TOGETHER PROGRAM HELPLINE
Johanna Hough, Communications and Community Engagement Manager, Communities and Justice informed the Crime Prevention Working Group of what the Step Together Program is and how this assists people who require support.
On the Motion of B Noble and S Nabi
That the Crime Prevention Working Group
a Receive and note this report
GENERAL BUSINESS AROUND THE TABLE
1. Superintendent Bob Noble, Wagga Wagga Local Area Command acknowledged Detective Inspector Adrian Telfer’s time on the Crime Prevention Working Group. Mr Telfer has taken a new position with the Australian Federal Police Counter Terrorism Unit.
Mr Noble also provided an update on top priorities for the Wagga Wagga Local Area Command.
2. Dr Joe McGirr thanked the
members of the working group for their work, and advised the working group had
been effective, in particular linking government agencies to community members
was very important in this area of work. Dr Joe McGirr also wished to
thank Wagga Wagga City Council for establishing and hosting the working group.
3. Janice Summerhayes advised this was the last meeting for the Crime Prevention Working Group, as all committees and working groups will cease in line with the upcoming Local Government Elections in September 2021. Once a new Council is appointed all committees and working groups will be reviewed.
4. Janice Summerhayes and members of the Crime Prevention Working Group thanked everyone for their time and contributions to the meetings held for this term of Council.
The Crime Prevention Working Group rose at 13:05pm .