Don’t Miss Melville’s Safe Day Out Event

The City of Melville invites the community to attend Melville’s Safe Day Out, a free event with something for everyone on Sunday, 19 February at Kadidjiny Park from 9.00am till 12noon.

With events for the whole community including children, parents, families, seniors and young people are all encouraged to join in the free festivities with lots of activities, information stalls, entertainment and demonstrations.

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said that this event is not to be missed and that he is particularly looking forward to playing with ® Lego and posing for photos with the 1.2 metre Mel-go ® Lego characters with his granddaughter.

“It’s great to attend and be a part of a fun, free event that educates and engages the community about the importance of creating safe, connected communities and that we all have a part in creating an Safer Melville,” Mayor Aubrey said.

“The recently completed Strategic Community Plan highlights safety and security as a key priority and community aspiration, so it’s great that this event will help boost the profile and importance of safety.”

“There are many free activities including Constable Care Puppet show, a Phaze Urban Art demonstration, police car, fire truck, the ‘gone in less than sixty seconds’ car  highlighting how many items could be stolen from an open car, first aid demonstrations from St John of God, interactive displays on all things Safer Melville and a pop up café .”

Melville’s Safe Day Out will be hosting some of Safer Melville’s key partners including, the City’s Community Safety Service (CSS), the Safer Melville Advisory Committee, WA Police, Neighbourhood Watch, Department of Fire and Emergency Services and Injury Control Council of WA.

For more information, parking and to check out all other activities planned for the day, visit www.melvillecity.com.au/safermelville.

Community engagement to inform the City’s 2017 – 2021 Safer Melville Plan will also be launched on the day. The engagement will help to ascertain if the communities safety priorities have changed or not since the last plan and help to guide crime prevention efforts over the next four years.

To get involved, help set safety priorities and pin where you don’t feel safe and why in Melville on an interactive map, then visit www.melvilletalks.com.au/safermeville from 19 February to 3 March.

Once community engagement has closed, results will be compiled by Dr Joe Clare from Murdoch University, and will be communicated back to the community.  The results will inform priorities for the 2017 – 2021 Safer Melville Plan with specified actions identified to address the priorities.