Community Safety

Yarra street at night Safer Yarra Plan 2011-2014

Council adopted the Safer Yarra Plan in November 2010. 

(Council’s strategies and actions for community safety are now included in the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan.)

The plan identifies ways Council can work collaboratively with community groups, police and government agencies to address critical safety concerns, including issues involving drugs, alcohol and crime.

pdf format Safer Yarra Plan 2011 - 2014 (174.65kB)
Safer Yarra Plan 2011 - 2014 (3.27MB) (rtf format) 

The plan will enable Council to raise community awareness about safety issues, achieve better coordination of Council and local services and engage the community to develop local solutions.

Year Three Implementation Plan

The Safer Yarra Plan Year Three Implementation Plan was endorsed by Council on 23 April 2013.

docx format Safer Yarra Plan - Implementation Plan Year Three (160.45 KB)

 

Year Two Implementation Plan

The Safer Yarra Plan Year Two Implementation Plan was endorsed by Council at its meeting held in November 2011.

The plan was developed to reflect key safety issues, particularly in relation to the impact of illicit drugs on the community.

DOCX format Safer Yarra Plan - Implementation Plan Year Two (156.67kB)
pdf format Safer Yarra Plan - Implementation Plan Year Two (142.27kB)

New initiatives in the plan include:

  • conducting a review of alcohol issues and the appropriate management of alcohol in the City of Yarra
  • developing a liquor accord for Yarra licensees
  • commencing a new syringe management services contract and implementing a protocol for syringe management
  • coordinating an improved service response to the negative impact of illicit drugs on the community
  • establishing a Gender Equity Committee for Council staff.

 

Year One Implementation Plan

The Year One Implementation Plan was endorsed by Council in 2011.

pdf format Safer Yarra Plan - Implementation Plan Year One 2011 (150.78kB)
Safer Yarra Plan - Implementation Plan Year One 2011 (2.96MB) (rtf format)

 

Discussion paper

The Safer Yarra Plan Discussion Paper provides further information about the key safety issues in Yarra, and formed the basis for consultation with the community on the development of the plan.

pdf format Safer Yarra Plan Discussion Paper (159.74kB)  


 
Further information
Erika Russell
Senior Planner (Community Health and Safety)
9205 5534
Erika.Russell@yarracity.vic.gov.au

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