Victoria Point & Coochiemudlo Div.4

Your Voice Counts

Safe Communities

I think it’s clear that we all value our relaxed lifestyle here in the Redlands.

Our community is relatively safe with a low crime rate. However with our population growing, our demographic is changing. I fortunately know many of my neighbours and residents however many people do not. This is why it is so important that we stay informed and connected with each other. A good way to do this is to belong to a Neighbourhood Watch program to keep up to date with what is happening in your area and also be involved (even in a small way) with your local community groups.

Last week there were two community meetings held with residents to discuss the possible introduction of recently released prisoners being housed temporarily and rehabilitated in a quiet street in Victoria Point. This all became known thanks to some investigative work by some local concerned residents. Whilst I am a strong believer in offering a mix of affordable housing and rehabilitation, I am also very aware that it must be done in conjunction with full community consultation and good planning to ensure any approval or decisions made will be for the benefit of all concerned. I am an advocate for people’s rights and strongly believe that if something is going to impact negatively on your lifestyle your concerns need to be heard. This is why I branded my campaign ‘Your Voice Counts” because I believe it does and I hope I can represent my community to ensure this happens.