22 Jul 2019

Draft Crime Prevention Plan 2019-2023

Reducing and preventing crime and keeping our community safe are key priorities for the City of Parramatta. Council is seeking community input to build a safer Parramatta for all and invites feedback on the Draft Crime Prevention Plan 2019-2023. This plan outlines ways that Council and its partners can continue to contribute to a liveable and safe Parramatta. 

The plan proposes to deliver preventative action on crime and safety under four areas:

  • Reducing crime and antisocial behaviour
  • Addressing the needs of identified vulnerable groups
  • Improving the look and feel of public spaces in the CBD and neighbourhoods
  • Increasing a sense of attachment and community involvement in our neighbourhoods.

The draft plan acknowledges that communities in Parramatta have diverse needs, expectations and experiences around what crime and safety means to them. Through Council’s community services and programs, and partnerships with other organisations, the plan identifies ways to support diverse groups and vulnerable communities including women, young people, people experiencing homelessness, social housing tenants, people living with disabilities, and the elderly. 

The draft plan offers 75 key actions, combining new and existing initiatives such as improved street lighting, street cleaning, closed circuit television, building and maintaining parks and green spaces, waste and graffiti removal services, development assessments and strategic planning with crime prevention in mind. It aims to bring people together by fostering a sense of community and inclusiveness around crime prevention and safety measures. We welcome and encourage your feedback on this plan.

Have Your Say

The Draft Crime Prevention Plan 2019-2023 has been developed through initial research and collaborative work with partners, stakeholders and community groups. Council is now seeking feedback on the draft plan from the wider community, including support for the proposed actions and comments on potential gaps. Council will consider suggestions from the community for additional actions to be included in the plan or to become part of other community safety initiatives.

To provide feedback, visit Council’s engagement portal where you can read the full plan or a summary of the plan. Summaries are available in Arabic, English, Hindi, Korean and Simplified Chinese.

Copies of the plan will be also be available at each of our libraries and at Council’s customer contact centre, 126 Church Street Parramatta.

Submissions can also be made via email or post.

Email: crimeprevention@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au. Please include ‘Draft Crime Prevention Plan 2019-2023’ in the subject line. 

Post: Crime Prevention Project Officer
City of Parramatta Council
PO Box 32
Parramatta NSW 2150

Submissions close at 9am, Monday 2 September 2019

For more information please call Council’s customer contact centre on (02) 9806 5050 or the Crime Prevention Team on (02) 9806 5866.