Under review: Gunnedah Shire’s Crime Prevention Plan

Gunnedah Shire Council in collaboration with the Gunnedah Crime Prevention Working Group is reviewing its Crime Prevention Plan. As part of the review, Council is encouraging the community to have their say in a new community safety survey.

In 2014, Council conducted a community safety survey to determine what local residents thought about crime and community safety in the Gunnedah Shire.

“Over 300 residents completed the survey and the feedback helped in the development of a realistic Action Plan, which later resulted in the Attorney General Department’s endorsement as a Safer Community Compact – allowing Council to apply for funding to implement strategies,” Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said.

“A lot has been done since the Plan was developed, not only by Council and the Crime Prevention Working Group, but by organisations and businesses across the Shire. With the plan currently under review, we are keen to see if the community’s perception about crime and safety has changed in the last three years.”

Crime Prevention Working Group Chair Colleen Fuller said the survey will aid the Group in building on priorities and actions identified by community engagement and provide them with a clear set of goals to ensure the Shire remains safe for residents and visitors.

“Our aim is to work towards a crime free community and I encourage residents and stakeholders across the broader Shire to actively participate in the survey,” Crime Prevention Working Group Chair Colleen Fuller said.

The survey can be accessed on Council’s website, www.gunnedah.nsw.gov.au, until 5pm on Friday, 12 January 2018. Hard copies can be obtained from Council’s Administration Building or the Gunnedah Shire Library. For more information please contact Council’s Community and Social Planner Debra Hilton on (02) 6740 2100 or council@infogunnedah.com.au

Media Contact: Ashley Gardner 6740 2100.

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