Yesterday the Ombudsman tabled a report in Parliament — Investigation into three councils’ outsourcing of parking fine internal reviews. The report makes three recommendations for reform to the State Government and two recommendations for the three councils subject to the review — including Glen Eira City Council.
Council has launched a new safety campaign focusing on the importance of securing your car.
The Driving It Down campaign encourages residents to take four simple steps toward securing their cars:
- Park in a well-lit area
- Remove valuables
- Always lock your car
- Secure your keys
As part of the campaign, face-to-face engagement events with Victoria Police officers, Neighbourhood Watch members and Council staff will be held on the following dates:
Monday 6 May, 5pm–7pm
Ormond Station, North Road, Ormond
Saturday 25 May, 8am–12.30pm
Bentleigh Farmers Market
East Bentleigh Primary School
90 Bignell Road, Bentleigh East
Monday 3 June, 5pm–7pm
Bentleigh Station, Centre Road, Bentleigh
Passers-by will receive a keyring and postcard with key messages about safety and will have the opportunity to discuss community safety issues, such as car theft and theft from cars.
The Driving It Down campaign is funded by the State Government’s Community Safety Fund and responds to the high level of importance that Glen Eira residents have placed on community safety in feedback to Council.