Purple benches to commemorate victims domestic violence
The Shire of Harvey, in partnership with the Women’s Council for Family and Domestic Violence Services (WA), now has four purple park benches to commemorate victims of Domestic and Family Violence. They are situated at Snell’s Park opposite the Westpac Bank, Cow’s corner in Brunswick and two in Australind in front of the Library and Shire Office
The commemorative Purple Benches will act as a strong reminder that domestic and family violence has a huge impact on the community. They also provide contact numbers for help and support agencies that residents can access should they ever need assistance with domestic or family violence related matters
The latest data from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reports one woman a week is killed by a current or former partner; and one man a month is killed due to domestic and family violence.
Australind Library Officers wear purple to commemorate victims of Domestic and Family Violence.
The Industry Road Safety Alliance South West Road wise Calendar 2019
The Industry Road Safety Alliance South West called out to young artists throughout the region to submit artwork that helped to keep road safety on the daily agenda
13 artworks were selected to feature in this year’s South West calendar, one for each month of the year plus the cover artwork, with consideration given for artistic merit as well as the road safety message.
The winners were presented with their certificates and prizes by Mr Don Punch, representing the Hon. Michelle Roberts, Minister for Road Safety at the Christmas Road Safety Launch at the Harvey Visitors Centre, on Tuesday 11th December.
Kingston Primary School took out five of the thirteen awards, including Charli Harnett, 12 years old, who created the artwork for September.
Charli Harnett being presented her certificate with Mr Don Punch, representing the Hon. Michelle Roberts, Minister for Road Safety.
Australind Skate Park Upgrade Skateboarding Event
Despite the uncertain weather, over 50 skateboarding enthusiasts came to the Australind Skate Park for free Skateboarding Clinics run by Skateboarding WA, funded by the Shire of Harvey Community Safety and Crime Prevention program.
The event was opened by Shire President, Cr. Tania Jackson who welcomed Robyn Clarke MLA, Member for Murray-Wellington, who through the State Government “Local Projects, Local Jobs” program, provided $100,000 for the Australind Skate Park upgrade. The program encourages the employment of local companies and employees and due to the diversity of the project, eight local businesses were engaged and 27 local people employed.
The Lions Club of Australind cooked up a tasty sausage sizzle, kindly sponsored by Robyn Clarke.
Additional funds for the upgrade have been received from Alcoa Community Partnership. As a result of this funding the Shire has added a small BMX track, a pergola, new pathways, fencing and eco planting.
Skateboarding WA Provided boards, helments and protective wear for new skateboarders and all participants had a great experience.
Its that time of year again and our year twelves are out to celebrate the end of their schooling. If you are worried, or would like to discuss alcohol and other drugs with them, but are not sure how to tackle the subjet, please visit the website below for information and tips for parents and children
Road Ribbon for Road Safety
The Shire of Harvey, local industry and the South West community are joining together and committing to improve road safety in our community by participating in the WALGA RoadWise Road Ribbon for Road Safety® campaign. The 2018 Road Ribbon for Road Safety® campaign will commence on Sunday, 18 November and run through until Friday, 4 January 2019.
To date, more than 20 people have died in the South West region this year, a number we do not accept. Local RoadWise groups and Industry Road Safety Alliance members from Mandurah to Augusta will be promoting the Road Ribbon for Road Safety® campaign
By wearing a free road ribbon and spreading the campaign messages to friends, family and colleagues, you are showing your support and helping to keep road safety high on the agenda as we head into the festive season.
Road ribbons will be available from the Shire offices and libraries in Harvey and Australind.
For more information about the Road Ribbon for Road Safety® campaign, visit the RoadWise website; www.roadwise.asn.au/road-ribbon-for-road-safety.aspx.
Shire of Harvey Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan
2017 to 2019
The Shire of Harvey is committed to providing a safe, welcoming and enjoyable environment for residents and visitors alike. We have recently updated our Community Safety and Crime Prevention Crime Plan to address key community safety and crime issues over the next three years.
The Shire of Harvey Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan is a strategic guide to address crime.
Outcomes and Actions have been developed for each of six identified key Priority areas:
- Identify and Target Priority Offences
- Promote Safer Communities
- Support Families, Children and Young People
- Address Alcohol and other Drugs
- Promote Safe Physical Environments
- Promote Road Safety
For each strategic objective the following is provided:
- How the Shire will achieve the strategic objective through its desired outcomes;
- Actions to achieve each desired outcome; and
- Key partners identified to assist with each action.
The plan also provides details of how the Shire will measure success in achieving the objectives, and who else has influence over the Shire’s ability to achieve these objectives.
To read the plan please click on following link:
The Shire of Harvey Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan is also available at the following Locations: