Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is inviting local residents to have their say on crime prevention at a parliamentary inquiry hearing to be held on the Sunshine Coast next week.
The Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee is conducting an inquiry into crime in Queensland, and will conduct a hearing at the Mooloolaba Surf Club on Wednesday 30 July.
Ms Simpson said that members of the public are encouraged to attend and share their suggestions or comments on reducing crime, including domestic violence.
“The latest Queensland Police Service data shows that the State Government has already made some great progress in reducing crime on the Sunshine Coast,” Ms Simpson said.
“Burglaries on the Sunshine Coast have more than halved in the past six months, while break-and-enters on homes and businesses have dropped 17%.”
“The Sunshine Coast is one of the safest places to live, work and raise a family, but we must continue to work hard to keep it this way.”
Ms Simpson said that the State Government’s Police Operation Resolute has focused on increasing police presence in local communities to enable officers to educate community members, including business owners, on how to avoid becoming a target of crime.
“Raising public awareness about crime and being willing to report incidents is imperative to keeping our local communities safe,” Ms Simpson said.
The Sunshine Coast hearing will be held on Wednesday 30 July, from 10.45am – 1.45pm at the Mooloolaba Surf Club (Beach Room), The Esplanade, Mooloolaba.
If you are interested and available to attend, and/or appear as a witness, please contact my office on 5443 7995 or email Maroochydore@parliament.qld.gov.au.
For further information please see the link to the Committee’s inquiry webpage: http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-committees/committees/LACSC/inquiries/current-inquiries/CrimeInquiry2014