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Community Safety in local government is about increasing the ability of people to live, work and play in the Tweed Shire with little fear for their own safety, or safety of others. Council works in partnership with a range of stakeholders to improve community safety including police, neighbouring Councils, community and industry groups.

Concern for community safety can be both real and perceived; where a person's daily decisions are impacted by fear of being a victim of crime.
  • minimise opportunities for crime through environmentally appropriate design in public infrastructure
  • prepare Community Safety Plans in consultation with the community to develop initiatives and programs that address real and perceived safety concerns

Committees, Interagency, Networks and Working Groups

The Coordinator Community Services and Community Development Officer - Social Planner attend a range of interagency meetings and working groups to facilitate forward planning across the Shire.
Community Safety Precinct Committee
Community Safety Precinct Committees (CSPCs) are facilitated by NSW Police and provide an opportunity for local Councils and community members to meet with Police Local Area Commanders and share their perspective on local crime and safety issues. It provides the opportunity for community members and business owners to get involved in strategies designed to address local crime concerns. It also provides an opportunity for Local Area Commanders to promote accurate local crime information and raise awareness of crime prevention approaches. Meetings are held quarterly.

For further information please see these helpful links;
Community Safety Precinct Committees (external link)
NSW Crime Prevention (external link)

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