Community safety feedback wanted

19 February, 2014Posted in: Community
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How safe is our community? Do you go about your daily activities feeling safe and without fear of becoming a victim of crime?

These are just some of the questions Wingecarribee Shire Council is asking the residents of the Southern Highlands as part of its Community Safety Survey.

Council’s Community Development Coordinator, Nicole Williams, said the survey had been designed to help set future safety programs.

“We want to know what the major concerns of our residents are and what issues should be tackled first,” she said. “With the information we receive back from the survey, we’ll be updating our Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan which will help set key strategies aimed at addressing safety within our community over the next five years.”

Community safety can be issues that are both real and perceived and crime prevention describes any measure taken to prevent a crime before it occurs.

Council supports the NSW Government via community safety and crime prevention programs, coordinated through the Wingecarribee Safety Committee and the Wingecarribee Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan.

To view the current plan or to complete the survey online visit

The survey will also be included in the upcoming issue of Council’s regular community newsletter, Wingecarribee Today that will be distributed to residential properties across the Shire from early March.

“We encourage as many people as possible to complete the survey because the more responses we receive the more accurate and comprehensive our plan will be.”

The Community Safety Survey closes 31 March 2014.

For more information contact Council’s Community Development Coordinator on phone 4868 0866.