Connect with local services at community information sessions hosted by Cardinia Shire Council this October – Community Safety Month!
Community Safety Month is an opportunity for local communities to link together and coordinate activities to create safe and secure environments.
Shire Mayor, Councillor Jeff Springfield said Council is committed to working with key services and our community in creating a ‘safer Cardinia’.
“Council is committed to community safety,” said Cr Springfield, “and our recently adopted Liveability Plan includes 5 overarching objectives and 13 strategies all aimed at improving safety within the shire.”
The actions undertaken by the Liveability Plan are reviewed every 12 months by Council and the Safer Communities Partnership Committee to ensure it remains relevant and meets its objectives.
Cr Springfield said Council’s Council Plan also outlines that council will empower our communities to be healthy, connected and resilient; how we will work together to support everyone to be healthy, active and connected; that we want individuals feel included, safe and valued for who they are; and that we have zero tolerance for all forms of discrimination.
“The Council Plan also outlines that Council will create a Safer Communities Policy and incorporate Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).
“A key role council plays in responding to crime and antisocial behaviour is providing our community with information and prevention opportunities.
“Opportunities and activities where council can play a lead role in responding to crime and antisocial behaviour include creating connections with our community, helping to build awareness, and delivering information and educational messages.
“An example of this is through our monthly Cardinia Safer Communities Partnership Committee meetings. These meetings support the work of Victoria Police through the collaboration of police, Council, community, safety experts, and other stakeholders.
“We’ll continue to work closely with, and support, Victoria Police’s efforts in improving public safety across the shire,” said Cr Springfield.
A Safer Cardinia – Community Safety Month activities
Community Safety Pop-Up: Pakenham
11am–1pm, 5 October 2022 at Pakenham Library Hall – Corner John St & Henry St, Pakenham
Community Safety Pop-Up: Cockatoo
11am–1pm, 12 October 2022 at Cockatoo IGA Supermarket, 15 Fairbridge Ln, Cockatoo
Community Safety Pop-Up: Bunyip
11am–1pm, 19 October 2022 at Bunyip IGA Supermarket, 2/6 Main St, Bunyip
Community Safety Pop-Up: Lang Lang
11am–1pm, 26 October 2022 at Lang Lang Dick Jones Reserve, Cnr Rosebery St and Westernport Road, Lang Lang
Representatives from Victoria Police, Country Fire Authority, State Emergency Service, and Council will be on hand to discuss any issues or provide information on topics which are of interest to you. All welcome.