#SaferLeonora Committee

With the official adoption of the #SaferLeonora Committee on 26 April 2022, the Shire of Leonora is leading the way for the Goldfields-Esperance region with the Committee being the only one of its kind in the whole region.

Leonora Police Station Officer in Charge Sergeant Jamie Cresswell said “We facilitated extensive community consultation sessions in Leonora, in partnership with the Shire of Leonora and it was highlighted that the community had a strong desire to come together in a structured way to be part of the solution and make their community safer for everyone”. 

“Development of the #SaferLeonora Committee will enhance community safety and contribute towards reducing crime in Leonora through collaboration and coordination of key stakeholders and community members” Sergeant Cresswell said. “By engaging the community and stakeholders, and supporting them to work together, effectively communicate with each other and pool their resources, the outcomes for the community in dealing with identified issues will be far greater.” 

The Shire of Leonora is a key driver of the #SaferLeonora Committee, reaffirming their commitment to addressing issues associated with community safety. Shire of Leonora President Peter Craig said “While the police have a significant role in ensuring community safety, we realise the benefit of supporting and encouraging our community to be part of the solution.”

The Committee is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Shire of Leonora #SaferLeonora Plan 2022-2027 through effective partnerships to support the coordination and integration of community safety and crime prevention activities within the Shire of Leonora. 

The development of a community safety committee is a proven collective impact model to successfully influence crime prevention at the local level. For more information about the #SaferLeonora Committee contact the Shire of Leonora on (08) 9037 6044. 

#SaferLeonora Committee Terms of Reference