Council's Commitment to a Safe Community
Council is committed to building a strong community as outlined in the Brimbank Community Safety Strategy 2015-2019.
Brimbank Chair of Administrators John Watson welcomed Council’s commitment to build a strong community as outlined in the Brimbank Community Safety Strategy 2015-2019, at the Ordinary Council Meeting Tuesday 15 December following public comment, a community workshop, an online survey, and written submissions.
A safe community is a:
- place that is attractive to live, work and visit;
- liveable community, where people can go about their activities without fear or risk of harm or injury; and
- happy and connected community where people participate and interact in community life.“The
Community Safety Strategy reflects a long term vision for Brimbank as a safe, healthy and connected community,” Mr Watson said.
“The Strategy has a focus on Council's role and approach to improving community safety but also recognises that all levels of government, Victoria Police and the wider community - residents, businesses, service providers - have a role to play.”
Complex Issues that can be Overcome
“Community safety issues are complex and often stem from broader social and economic factors,” Mr Watson said.
“Council recognises this and supports action to address the underlying causes that influence safety outcomes such as promoting social justice and equity, in addition to building a strong, connected community.
“Council also has a focus on creating quality urban environments that are safe, inviting and attractive and contribute to the overall liveability and wellbeing of the Brimbank community”.
The Strategy supports other Council plans and initiatives including the Council Plan 2013-2017 and Community Plan 2009-2030 which both promote “Creating Safe, Healthy Communities” as a strategic direction.