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Safety inspections attempt to address anti-social and criminal behaviour in the community. Community Safety officers and local police from the relevant Police Area Command, assess the site in question and recommend ways to improve the built environment to prevent future crime. This process is referred to as
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED).
CPTED is an approach that centres on prevention by considering space and place. It attempts to mitigate opportunities of crime by controlling access, demarcating ownership, enabling opportunities to see and be seen, and encouraging ownership and maintenance of area (Zahm 2007: 5).
If you have a concern about safety or crime in our community, you can report your concerns to us through our online form or by calling our Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000.
Recommendations may include trimming trees so that streets are better lit at night, installing signage to prevent loitering or illegal parking, installing additional lighting to improve the ambience and sense of security, or arranging for additional Police patrols at the location.
Remember, in an emergency or if you or anyone you know is in immediate danger, call 000.
For more information, or to report a concern about safety or crime in our community, contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000.
You can also submit your concerns online using the
Customer Service Request Form.