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Council finalises plan for crime prevention and community safety

Published: 8 December 2015

Council finalises plan for crime prevention and community safety

Logan City Council has finalised a strategy and action plan that will guide its community safety and crime prevention initiatives for the next five years.

The City of Logan Safe City Strategy and Action Plan 2016-2020 was developed in consultation with the community and stakeholders to identify problems and develop practical solutions.

Sport and Community Services Committee Chairperson, Councillor Russell Lutton, said the community could be assured that safety initiatives would be well-planned as a result of the hard work done by Council officers in partnership with other organisations.

"We’ve involved the community to come up with a range of ideas that address and prevent problems as a community, rather than just looking at issues from an enforcement perspective," he said.

"Community partnerships with the Queensland Police Service, Neighbourhood Watch and Crime Stoppers require community support to be effective and help us take a whole-of-city approach across our 64 suburbs."

Cr Lutton said the new strategy and action plan built on Council’s significant achievements under the Safe City Strategy 2010-2015 and delivered on safety actions from the Logan: City of Choice Action Plan.

"We want residents to feel safe and to be proud of our strong neighbourhood connections, so it's a case of working together to prevent crime and increase safety in the community," he said.

The strategy includes a range of already-successful initiatives including the Week of Action – which takes crime prevention and community safety out into Logan's suburbs – and the Logan Safety Camera Program, as well as the new Logan Community Safety Symposiums.