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FREMANTLE WORKING ON BETTER COMMUNITY SAFETY AND CRIME PREVENTION

 

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Fremantle residents, businesses and visitors to Freo are being asked for their input on the City of Fremantle’s new Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan.

The development of the new plan is being overseen by the Community Safety Reference Group, which includes both the City of Fremantle and WA Police.

The Community Safety Plan will be guided by the feedback received during stakeholder and community engagement, and will set out clear timelines, targets and responsibilities for addressing community safety issues.

Police statistics show that crime in Fremantle is relatively low, but like all major centres there are issues and quite a few complaints about crime and safety on social media.

Fremantle Council believes that it will be really valuable for people to let them know what their recent experiences in Fremantle have been like – both good and bad – so that the City and WA Police know what’s working well and what areas they need to focus on in the new plan.

People can visit the City’s My Say Freo website to share their thoughts in a short survey and access information about current community safety initiatives.

They can also use an interactive map to pin point the places in Fremantle they like to visit and also the places where they feel uncomfortable or unsafe.

The City of Fremantle’s Community Safety Team patrols the city centre and surrounding suburbs from 7am-2am on Wednesday-Saturday, and from 7am-9pm on Sunday-Tuesday.

Fremantle is also one of just three local governments in Western Australia to have a CCTV network that is monitored in real time.

For more information and to complete the Community Safety survey visit the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan page on the My Say Freo website.

The survey closes on 12 April.

Roel Loopers

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  1. freoview said, on March 19, 2019 at 11:17 am

    I have commented on it before that parking inspectors and community safety officers should report these kind of faults to the City, since the officer in charge of it can’t be awre of all these things. East Street had lights off for months according to a friend who lives there.

    I rarely come into town at night nowadays as my pub and entertainment period in life is over, so of course I am not aware of it. It is up to locals to report these faults to council.

    Roel

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  2. w3st3ndr3sid3nt said, on March 19, 2019 at 9:55 am

    You would think given all the recent poor publicity that the Council would be hyper-vigilant regarding safety issues in the CBD. Yet even with the ComSafe patrols and the CCTV no one at the council (not yourself Roel) was aware until they were advised yesterday that about 1/3 of the streetlights in the West End haven’t been working for the last 2 weeks. Packenham Street, Bannister Street, Nairn Street and Marine Terrace are all affected. If, as previously occurred, it takes over 6 months to repair the Council needs to lease with Western Power for temporary lighting for the safety of those using the streets at night.

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