Safer Places by Design

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Congratulations on the preparation of the Draft Safer Places by Design, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design Planning (CEPTED) Guidelines (the guidelines). The Committee for Perth believes that the draft guidelines are a step forward in the proactive management of safety in urban spaces in Western Australia.

In our role as a think tank and advocate for a positive future for Greater Perth, we are cognisant that safety and perceptions of safety play a vital role in the liveability of urban areas and in our collective social, cultural and economic wellbeing. In this context, our research has made us sharply aware that the Greater Perth community has had growing concerns about safety in our city and suburbs in recent years and that safety and security has become a high priority issue for some local authorities such as the City of Perth.

This submission has been prepared with assistance from the Committee’s Reshaping Working Group and has been informed through a presentation to the Working Group from representatives from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.

To read more about the submission please download the report.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.