We strive to continuously improve the safety of our community, maintain a high level of community satisfaction, and further increase liveability of the City of Canada Bay.
Our aim is that everyone who lives in, or visits the City of Canada Bay, has the confidence to get out and about in their daily life with little to no fear for their own safety or the safety of others.
In 2019, we asked for and heard your comments and perspectives on safety in our area. We have prepared a Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan to ensure the City of Canada Bay maintains a high level of community safety.
The Plan aims to:
- Reduce incidents of crime within our area
- Maintain and improve the safety of our area
- Increase social cohesion, community connection and engagement.
It identifies nine priority areas:
- Reduce identity and online fraud
- Reduce stealing from motor vehicles
- Reduce crime through environmental design
- Improve road and pedestrian safety
- Improve lighting
- Child Safety
- Work collaboratively and keep up to date
- Increase feelings of safety, particularly at night
- Increase social harmony through local connections.
On 17 November 2020 Council resolved to adopt the Plan and to forward the plan to be endorsed as a Safer Community Compact by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.
During our community engagement period, we canvassed opinions from both key stakeholders and the wider community.
The community engagement revealed:
- 96% of our community feel safe at home and out-and-about during the day
- At night more than 98% feel safe at home, with over 83% feeling safe out and about at night
- The top two areas of safety concern are road and pedestrian safety and lack of lighting.
The adopted plan incorporated community feedback to identify priority areas.
If this draft plan has raised any
issues for you, or if you are concerned about someone you know, call Lifeline
on 13 11 14.
To report a crime, call 000 in an emergency or 131 444 for all general inquiries and non-emergencies.
Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 to provide anonymous information about criminal activity.