City committed to community safety and security
Published Wednesday, 14th June 2023
Safety and security were a key focus for the City this financial year, with the progression of several key initiatives aimed at improving safety in public spaces, responding to emergencies, and developing personal resilience.
Fire Danger Signs
Nine upgraded Fire Danger Rating signs are being installed across the City.
The upgraded electronic signs, received from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), will improve public safety and help reduce the impacts of bushfires.
The City is hosting a series of free information sessions to help our community prepare for emergencies such as storms and bushfires.
The Prepare Together project aims to provide you with information and resources to help respond to the threat of natural hazards and other major emergencies.
Constable Care sponsorship
The City is proud to sponsor the Constable Care Foundation to deliver youth safety and harm prevention education sessions at our local schools.
As part of the Youth Choices Program, young people are empowered to work together, support each other and practice responses to issues such as peer pressure, social isolation, bullying, relationship violence, alcohol and substance abuse.
Never bin a battery
The City has been running an educational campaign calling on our community to never bin a battery.
Since the start of this year, incorrectly binned batteries have caused fires in five City waste trucks, with some particularly close calls in busy residential areas.
Many office supply shops, phone shops and council drop-offs accept battery powered items such as laptops, mobiles, watches, shavers, toothbrushes and cordless tools.
Mayor Linda Aitken said it was important for our community to feel safe in the City’s town centres, community facilities, parks and streets.
“From installing CCTV to upgrading our local roads, safety and security was a key focus for the City this financial year,” she said.
“The new Fire Danger Signs will increase the City’s bushfire preparedness and help protect our community, while the Constable Care program helps our young people build resilience and prepare for the future.”
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