Community safety in focus during October

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Local residents are encouraged to join in the City of Mandurah’s free Community Safety Month activities this month.

Community Safety Month activities are being held across the country and are focused on working with the community and encouraging action to create safer spaces to live, work and play.

The City and WA Police have joined forces to hold a number of activities during October, aimed at increasing the confidence of community members in a number of different community safety topics.

On October 20, WA Police and the City representatives will be at Bunnings Halls Head and local scooter owners are encouraged come along and have an alarm fitted to their scooter for free, in the hope of reducing scooter thefts in the area. Vehicle owners can also get free anti-theft number plate screws installed.

The activity aims to reduce scooter and licence plate thefts in Mandurah and increase the community’s vigilance and awareness of good storage solutions for lightweight vehicles such as scooters and motorbikes.

Scooter and vehicle owners will need to provide proof of purchase and proof of residency in the City of Mandurah.

Visit the community safety display at the Mandurah Forum Shopping Centre on Friday, October 27 between 9.00am to 12.00pm to get tips on community safety and crime prevention from local Police and City representatives.

City officers will be at the Mandurah Children’s Festival on Sunday, October 29 from 10am to 3pm to share community safety initiatives.

The community is also encouraged to sign up to www.ewatch.com.au, an initiative between WA Police and Neighbourhood Watch. By signing up to eWatch, people can find out what’s happening in their community and connect with their local police and the City to help make their neighbourhood a safer and more vibrant place to live.

The City’s Ranger Team also work hard to ensure that community safety and amenities are upheld.

Rangers act as the ‘eyes on the street’ and work across a wide range of areas including animal control, littering, fire permits, fire control, abandoned vehicles and parking (including school zones) through educating the community and applying state and local laws. 

The City continues to work with State and Federal government, businesses, community groups and residents to ensure community safety and crime prevention has a well-rounded approach.

For further information on community safety and crime prevention, visit www.mandurah.wa.gov.au