December 12, 2016

AN ONLINE COMMUNITY SAFETY PORTAL FOR THE BELLARINE

Residents and visitors across the Bellarine Peninsula now have access to a comprehensive community safety portal as the Andrews Labor Government works to keep communities safe and informed.

Minister for Police and Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville last week joined the Bellarine Community Safety Group to browse the new BSafe website, which is now live.

The site allows residents to access information on a range of community safety topics including personal, road and beach safety, as well as crime prevention tips.

The website – launched today – features live news feeds from a range of emergency services including Victoria Police, and provides residents with a one-stop shop for all community safety advice.

The Bellarine Community Safety Group was established by the Labor Government in partnership with the local community to identify and develop community safety strategies for the Bellarine.

It is chaired by Minister Neville and Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Tess Walsh, and is made up representatives from local councils, community associations, service clubs and the Department of Justice and Regulation.

The Government provided funding of $30,000 for the Bellarine Community Safety Group to support the development of the website and other community crime prevention activities.

To access the BSafe website, go to https://www.bsafebellarine.com.au/

The Government’s Community Safety Statement sets out a plan to better resource Victoria Police, keep communities engaged, put victims first and hold perpetrators to account.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Police Lisa Neville:

“This website is a great resource for residents and visitors to get important, up-to-date information on how to keep safe.”

“We’re supporting local communities along the Bellarine to stay in touch with local crime and safety issues.”

“I encourage all residents to bookmark the new website so they can quickly and easily access the latest information about their area.”