John D'Orazio

John D'Orazio

Former Minister for Police and Emergency Services; Justice; Community Safety

    Safer community, less crime planned for City of Canning

    2/03/2006 12:38 PM
     
    2/03/06

    The City of Canning has adopted a plan to cut crime and create a safer community.

    Community Safety Minister John D’Orazio said the city’s community safety and crime prevention plan focuses on building a sense of community, increasing community awareness and revitalising Neighbourhood Watch (NHW).

    “The City of Canning has worked with local people, local police and the State Government to identify local issues and develop this plan,” Mr D’Orazio said.

    “Priorities include safety in streets and public places, anti-social behaviour, increasing security in residential, industrial and commercial target areas, designing out crime and using technology.

    “Partnerships can achieve a great deal, and this community safety and crime prevention plan is the basis for a very strong partnership that will see Government, community groups and volunteers tackling local crime and safety issues together.”

    Mr D’Orazio and Canning Mayor Mick Lekias also signed a Community Safety and Crime Prevention Partnership Agreement between the City of Canning and the State Government.

    State Government funding totalling $78,320 will be provided to help the city, promote community safety and Neighbourhood Watch, foster a greater sense of community and deal with secondary school non-attendance and problems around public access ways.

    The Minister said the latest funding for Canning was just one element of a massive Government commitment to community safety.

    “More than 80 local governments have established similar partnership agreements with the State Government and more than $3million is being made available to local government and community groups, for programs which aim to prevent or reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, improve security and reduce the fear of crime,” he said.

    For more information on community safety and crime prevention partnerships, visit http://www.crimeprevention.wa.gov.au/html/about2.cfm

    Minister's office: 9213 7150