Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan

We've used your input to inform our new Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2019-24. Now we're seeking your thoughts on the draft document.

The development, implementation and review of the Plan will be overseen by the Community Safety Reference Group (CSRG) which includes the WA Police and City of Fremantle staff and elected members. The Plan will set out clear timelines, targets and responsibilities and be developed based on stakeholder and community engagement and statistics.


Play your part in keeping Freo safe, secure and enjoyable for all.

We all play a part in our community. Browse our resources in the document library and useful links to consider how you can play your part with your home, your neighbourhood and your City.


Please read the draft plan and share your thoughts by 5.00pm Friday 23 August 2019.


We've used your input to inform our new Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2019-24. Now we're seeking your thoughts on the draft document.

The development, implementation and review of the Plan will be overseen by the Community Safety Reference Group (CSRG) which includes the WA Police and City of Fremantle staff and elected members. The Plan will set out clear timelines, targets and responsibilities and be developed based on stakeholder and community engagement and statistics.


Play your part in keeping Freo safe, secure and enjoyable for all.

We all play a part in our community. Browse our resources in the document library and useful links to consider how you can play your part with your home, your neighbourhood and your City.


Please read the draft plan and share your thoughts by 5.00pm Friday 23 August 2019.


  • Plan Adopted

    14 days ago

    The Community Safety & Crime Prevention Plan 2019-24 was adopted by Council at their meeting on 25 September 2019.

    You can access the minutes of the meeting by clicking here or visiting: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/agendas-and-minutes

    You can access the final plan by clicking here or visiting: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/strategic-and-key-documents

    The Community Safety & Crime Prevention Plan 2019-24 was adopted by Council at their meeting on 25 September 2019.

    You can access the minutes of the meeting by clicking here or visiting: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/agendas-and-minutes

    You can access the final plan by clicking here or visiting: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/strategic-and-key-documents

  • Amended Plan to Committee and Council

    about 1 month ago

    Feedback compiled

    We've compiled your feedback on the draft Plan and made some amendments to the document. The report on feedback received is available from the document library or by clicking here. There were 9 submissions on the draft plan with 4 specifically stating it was good or important and 2 that it is standard remit / not above and beyond expectations. Submissions were received in different formats but were grouped around key themes. These were:

    • Built Environment and Lighting. Support for the proposed lighting strategy but continued concern over reporting and repair of faults (this is addressed in the plan). There was also support for greater urban design emphasis.
    • Stakeholders. Support for stakeholder partnerships such as attendance at key business events, with some requesting more ongoing support from WA Police.
    • Geographic Focus. Mixed responses on focus – some wanting a city centre specific focus and others reiterating the need for a more visible presence in the suburbs. There were also queries around resourcing.
    • Social and Developmental Domains. High level of support for social and developmental activities such as strengthening neighbourhoods, community participation, education and youth programs, and some requests for even greater focus in children and youth focus.

    As well as amendments to the document to improve clarity, additions include a new action to create a homelessness plan for the City of Fremantle, to contribute to Fremantle Crisis Support Service brochure, increased focus on retail theft with local businesses and to apply for external funding as available.

    You can download the final version of the Plan here or in the document library. Each action in the Plan has an area assigned for responsibility and will be reported on annually through the Corporate Business Plan.


    Committee and Council

    Following feedback received the amended Community Safety & Crime Prevention Plan 2019-24 will be going to Committee and Council recommended for adoption. The meeting details are:

    Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee Meeting - Wednesday 11 September 2019

    View the agenda by clicking here or visiting: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/agendas-and-minutes

    Ordinary Council Meeting - Wednesday 25 September 2019 (agenda available 20 September)

    Both meetings commence at 6.00pm at North Fremantle Community Hall, 2 Thompson Street North Fremantle. These meetings are open to the public.

    Feedback compiled

    We've compiled your feedback on the draft Plan and made some amendments to the document. The report on feedback received is available from the document library or by clicking here. There were 9 submissions on the draft plan with 4 specifically stating it was good or important and 2 that it is standard remit / not above and beyond expectations. Submissions were received in different formats but were grouped around key themes. These were:

    • Built Environment and Lighting. Support for the proposed lighting strategy but continued concern over reporting and repair of faults (this is addressed in the plan). There was also support for greater urban design emphasis.
    • Stakeholders. Support for stakeholder partnerships such as attendance at key business events, with some requesting more ongoing support from WA Police.
    • Geographic Focus. Mixed responses on focus – some wanting a city centre specific focus and others reiterating the need for a more visible presence in the suburbs. There were also queries around resourcing.
    • Social and Developmental Domains. High level of support for social and developmental activities such as strengthening neighbourhoods, community participation, education and youth programs, and some requests for even greater focus in children and youth focus.

    As well as amendments to the document to improve clarity, additions include a new action to create a homelessness plan for the City of Fremantle, to contribute to Fremantle Crisis Support Service brochure, increased focus on retail theft with local businesses and to apply for external funding as available.

    You can download the final version of the Plan here or in the document library. Each action in the Plan has an area assigned for responsibility and will be reported on annually through the Corporate Business Plan.


    Committee and Council

    Following feedback received the amended Community Safety & Crime Prevention Plan 2019-24 will be going to Committee and Council recommended for adoption. The meeting details are:

    Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee Meeting - Wednesday 11 September 2019

    View the agenda by clicking here or visiting: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/agendas-and-minutes

    Ordinary Council Meeting - Wednesday 25 September 2019 (agenda available 20 September)

    Both meetings commence at 6.00pm at North Fremantle Community Hall, 2 Thompson Street North Fremantle. These meetings are open to the public.

  • Draft Plan Ready

    3 months ago
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    You can download the draft Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan here and share your thoughts on My Say Freo by 5.00pm Friday 23 August 2019.

    You can download the draft Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan here and share your thoughts on My Say Freo by 5.00pm Friday 23 August 2019.

  • Engagement Report Finalised

    3 months ago

    The engagement outcomes are now compiled and can be found in the document library, or by clicking here. Nearly 500 people were involved across multiple methods.

    The draft Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2019-24 will be finalised soon and available for feedback.

    The engagement outcomes are now compiled and can be found in the document library, or by clicking here. Nearly 500 people were involved across multiple methods.

    The draft Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2019-24 will be finalised soon and available for feedback.

  • Hilton Primary School Visit

    6 months ago
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    The community safety / ranger team paid a visit to Hilton Primary School on 3 April to discuss what the community safety team do, what equipment they use, all about responsible pet ownership, marking items for identification and bike safety and security. There were lots of great questions for the team and some input directly from students into the new community safety plan.


    The community safety / ranger team paid a visit to Hilton Primary School on 3 April to discuss what the community safety team do, what equipment they use, all about responsible pet ownership, marking items for identification and bike safety and security. There were lots of great questions for the team and some input directly from students into the new community safety plan.


  • Grigg Park Stop In

    6 months ago
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    The community safety team dropped in to the community picnic at Grigg Park on 31 March to chat about marking valuables and securing bikes.


    The community safety team dropped in to the community picnic at Grigg Park on 31 March to chat about marking valuables and securing bikes.


  • Fremantle Primary School Visit

    7 months ago
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    The City's Community Safety Team joined WA Police and Hon. Simone McGurk (Member for Fremantle) for a visit to Fremantle Primary School on Friday 15 March. There was a great turn of parents and children with the team giving away D-locks and UV pens for marking valuables.


    The City's Community Safety Team joined WA Police and Hon. Simone McGurk (Member for Fremantle) for a visit to Fremantle Primary School on Friday 15 March. There was a great turn of parents and children with the team giving away D-locks and UV pens for marking valuables.


  • View photos from our Freo Today city centre forum below.

    7 months ago

    The forum was held on Monday 12 November 2018 in the Fremantle Town Hall. The outcomes report is available by clicking here or from the document library.



    The forum was held on Monday 12 November 2018 in the Fremantle Town Hall. The outcomes report is available by clicking here or from the document library.



  • Forum Outcomes Uploaded

    10 months ago

    The Freo Today forum was an opportunity to bring together the community, service organisations, government, businesses and those with an interest to share the services already operating and identify future priorities together. The forum had a focus on the city centre community. The outcomes of the forum are now online.

    The overarching key challenge identified by attendees (both in groups and individual) was perception, communication and access to information – the need to address incorrect perceptions around crime and safety, promote positive stories and communicate information clearly.

    Several other challenges were identified and can be found in the report. A range of items have already been actioned or are in progress. They focus around:

    • communication
    • youth
    • planning, built environment & place management
    • anti-social behaviour and petty theft
    • mental health.

    The forum was attended by 42 people with individual feedback captured on the night positive.

    Following engagement with Fremantle suburbs in February and March 2019 (both online and in person) the City of Fremantle will be developing a Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2019 – 2023.

    The Freo Today forum was an opportunity to bring together the community, service organisations, government, businesses and those with an interest to share the services already operating and identify future priorities together. The forum had a focus on the city centre community. The outcomes of the forum are now online.

    The overarching key challenge identified by attendees (both in groups and individual) was perception, communication and access to information – the need to address incorrect perceptions around crime and safety, promote positive stories and communicate information clearly.

    Several other challenges were identified and can be found in the report. A range of items have already been actioned or are in progress. They focus around:

    • communication
    • youth
    • planning, built environment & place management
    • anti-social behaviour and petty theft
    • mental health.

    The forum was attended by 42 people with individual feedback captured on the night positive.

    Following engagement with Fremantle suburbs in February and March 2019 (both online and in person) the City of Fremantle will be developing a Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2019 – 2023.

  • Freo Today - City Centre Forum

    12 months ago

    We’re facilitating an interactive forum to bring together the community, service organisations, government, businesses and those with an interest in creating a welcoming and safe city.

    Fremantle Town Hall, Monday 12 November 2018, 6.00pm to 8.00pm (doors open 5.45pm please arrive to start at 6pm).

    RSVP is essential by 5.00pm Friday 9 November 2018. You can click here to RSVP now.


    We’re facilitating an interactive forum to bring together the community, service organisations, government, businesses and those with an interest in creating a welcoming and safe city.

    Fremantle Town Hall, Monday 12 November 2018, 6.00pm to 8.00pm (doors open 5.45pm please arrive to start at 6pm).

    RSVP is essential by 5.00pm Friday 9 November 2018. You can click here to RSVP now.