The Community Safety Network (CSN) project concluded on 30 October 2019. This page contains an overview of the activities delivered as part of Whittlesea Community Safety Network.
Whittlesea community safety project
A community safety workshop was held in Whittlesea in late 2017 with residents identifying the local safety concerns that matter the most to them.
If you completed a survey via engage Victoria, or were one of the 60 residents that shared your insights at the community forum in Whittlesea, thank you for your involvement.
A key safety theme for Whittlesea residents was to have a stronger connection with their local police. Other themes identified were:
- burglary and theft
- violence against women
- alcohol and drug issues amongst youth.
'Our Minds, Our World'
In February 2019, ‘Our Minds, Our World’ was launched, an arts-based community safety short film project created by students in Years 8 and 9 from Lakes South Morang P-9 School in collaboration with Whittlesea police officers.
Over 10 weeks, the students met with an artist facilitator, Victoria Police officers and project partners each week to explore the key themes and safety issues affecting their local community. These themes were drugs and alcohol, family violence, mental health and digital crime and safety.
Photos: Students and Whittlesea police officers take part in activities and events as part of the ‘Our Minds, Our World’ program for the Whittlesea CSN project.
Through these workshops the students created the short film, which was the showcased at the Uni Hill Conference Centre – Bundoora on 19 June in front of their friends, teachers, and peers from other schools located within the local government area of Whittlesea.
Crime Stoppers 'Consideration is key' campaign
In Whittlesea Crime Stoppers Victoria asked residents to take action and consider how accessible their car keys are to potential car thieves as a part of the 'Consideration is key' campaign.
The two-week campaign featured on social media, in local newspapers and radio, in advertisement panels on shopping centres as well as with some community engagement activity.
- Keep in touch with your local police and let them know what’s important to you by following the Whittlesea Eyewatch Facebook page.
- Find out more about community safety initiatives in Whittlesea on the Community Safety Statement 2019/20 website.
- Visit the Crime Statistics Agency Victoria website for more information about the latest crime statistics for Whittlesea.
- Find out more about your local Neighbourhood Watch at nhw.com.au
- For crime prevention tips and resources visit crimeprevention.vic.gov.au
- Read the latest crime statistics for Whittlesea by downloading a one-page fact sheet from the Crime Statistics Agency Victoria