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Community safety focus comes to Yarrabilba and Logan Village

Published: 11 April 2016

Community safety focus comes to Yarrabilba and Logan Village
Logan City Council City Image Committee Chairperson, Councillor Laurie Smith, and Division 4 Councillor Laurie Koranski chat about the Week of Action activities with Constable Kyle Doherty from Jimboomba Police near the entrance to Yarrabilba.

Community safety and crime prevention will be the focus of a week of activities being held in Logan Village and Yarrabilba later this month.

Logan City Council City Image Committee Chairperson, Councillor Laurie Smith said the Week of Action program encouraged residents to think about safety and security from a community perspective.

"Everyone plays a part in creating a safer City of Logan," he said.

"It's not just the responsibility of police, or Council to make our communities safe; the responsibility falls on all of us.

"Each and every person who lives here can work together to create neighbourhoods – reporting suspicious activities, taking note of what's happening in our suburbs and looking out for each other.

"We need to create communities that prevent crime."

Division 4 Councillor, Laurie Koranski, said the Logan Village and Yarrabilba Week of Action would be held from 18 to 24 April.

"We've had input from the Yarrabilba Community Association, Logan Village Community Centre, Logan Village Falcons All Sports, Logan Village Lions Club, Logan Village Rural Fire Brigade, Lend Lease, Jimboomba Neighbourhood Watch and local police to bring a range of activities together," she said.

"I'm looking forward to seeing the results of the planning that's been underway for several months with these groups."

Activities planned include:

  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) safety audits with the community both during the day and at night
  • a community safety information display
  • Safe PL8s free installation of one-way screws to deter number plate theft with Queensland Police Service volunteers in policing
  • morning tea with Cr Koranski and Queensland Police Service officers
  • a community fun day
  • movies in the park.

Cr Smith said the Week of Action was just one of the programs Council coordinated to promote safer communities.

"The program was born out of the Logan: City of Choice initiative and is a partnership project developed with the Queensland Police Service, but we regularly work with the police and other organisations such as Neighbourhood Watch and Crime Stoppers to keep safety and crime prevention front of mind," he said.

Week of Action events have previously been held in Woodridge, Loganlea, Crestmead, Rochedale South and Beenleigh in recent years, receiving a positive response from both residents and businesses.

For more information about the schedule of activities, phone 3412 4620.