The 2019 Greater Shepparton Community Safety Survey officially closed last month.
Greater Shepparton City Council would like to thank all residents that took the time to fill in the survey. Council is currently sorting through the data and aligning the outcomes with any current actions within Council’s strategies.
“I’d like to personally thank everyone who completed this survey,” Council Mayor Cr Kim O’Keeffe said.
“Council strives to make all our residents feel safe in their home region, and this survey offers Council a chance to see community safety through the eyes of the public.”
Through the survey, six key topics and services that residents wish to know more information about were identified:
- Community Planning Groups
- Wipeout Graffiti Program
- Street Rider
- Cultural Inclusion
- Safe housing when homeless
- Operation STAR
Community Planning Groups
Community Planning Groups are a group of volunteers that can act as a consultant between the community and Council. The group converses with their community on priorities the community may have. These priorities become a document called the ‘Community Plan’ which lists priorities and actions for the small town, locality or neighbourhood. Council departments work closely with the Community Planning Groups to assist in the implementation the actions through advice, information on engaging stakeholders and seeking funding from a variety of sources.