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Community Safety

Perceptions of community safety, impact on the way people feel and interact in their community.

Council plays a central role in community safety through strong relationships with the local community and building collaborative partnerships across different government agencies and not for profit service providers in responding to local needs and concerns.

Over the next four years Council's priority areas in Community Safety are:

  1. Building community connection and confidence; 
  2. Place management and activation; 
  3. Ensuring Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles are applied in the planning, maintaining and enhancing the public realm across Banyule; 
  4. Crime prevention; and 
  5. Addressing emerging social policy imperatives.

Safer Banyule Plan

The Safer Banyule Plan provides a framework for us to promote and support community safety and amenity. It identifies and coordinates strategic activities addressing crime prevention and community safety issues in the municipality.

Community safety covers broad areas such as crime, injuries and accidents, poor family relationships and lack of support, drug and alcohol use and related behaviours, poor physical environment, unstable housing and social exclusion.

The community generally have a personal interest in maintaining or improving community safety at some level.

The underlying strategies look at safer design and reducing the opportunity for offending and at a social level, addressing the underlying and often complex issues related to crime and victimisation.

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