Safer Communities Plan

A key aspect of a safe community is the creation of local partnerships between community, government and non–government as well as business leaders that aim to combine resources, knowledge and capacities to address local concerns about the physical environment, injuries, antisocial behaviour and crime in a coordinated and sustained manner.

The Safer Communities Plan 2015-19 is provides a framework for the Shire, local community groups and key government agencies to implement initiatives that will improve community safety over a four year period.

This policy and plan is currently under review.

This plan has focused on increasing community safety and reducing crime through:

  • Partnerships to address drug and alcohol related harm
  • Promoting safety in the water, particularly in relation to shark response and community awareness around the risks of recreating  at a rugged coast
  • Implementing programs and education strategies around animal control, abandoned vehicles and firebreak management to keep public places safe
  • Implementing programs and education strategies to keep roads and pathways safe
  • Working with local police and other stakeholders to prevent and reduce crime through surveillance, education, engagement and environmental design
  • Building strong partnerships to develop and test procedures to ensure emergency management arrangements and responses are robust and effective
  • Supporting community in developing household emergency plans; and
  • Setting a process for monitoring and evaluating community safety initiatives and strategies that form part of this plan.

Safer Communities Plan

Safer Communities Policy

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PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
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