Business Crime & Safety Updates
Thank you to all who completed the recent Business Crime and Safety Survey. We received 42 responses to the survey. These responses have now been analysed and have helped us to understand the issues affecting local business as well as how aware local businesses are of what is in place to help address these issues. Given the low awareness of the existing crime prevention programs and initiatives already in place for businesses, we will be developing an online Business Crime Prevention Resource Directory. This will include information and links to all projects and initiatives that businesses can access to make their business safe and secure. Stay tuned for more information about the resource directory!
Below is a summary of what you told us:
Most common crime/safety issue affecting local business
Current initiatives in place by the business
Business response to an incident
Awareness of existing business crime prevention initiatives
The Business Crime and Safety Survey is an initiative of the City of Melville to help achieve Goal 2, Reduce Business Crime, of the 2017-2021 Safer Melville Plan.
Reduce Business Crime was identified as a safety and crime prevention priority for the City after the results from the 2016 Business Perception Survey showed that local businesses are less satisfied than residents with safety and security within the City of Melville.
To help the City understand how it can help improve safety and security for businesses, a group of representatives from the local business community were invited to meet with the City to discuss business crime and safety.
This meeting helped the City identify the questions and methods for engagement for the wider business community, leading to the Business Crime and Safety Survey in the next tab. The results from this survey will help inform an action plan to improve business safety and security for local business.
Please click on "Take the Business Crime and Safety Survey" to tell us about the safety and crime concerns affecting businesses in the City of Melville.
Take the Business Crime and Safety Survey
You can help reduce business crime in as little as 3 minutes
The City of Melville would like to hear what safety and crime concerns are affecting local business to help inform an action plan to improve business safety and security
Complete our survey below and help us improve safety and security for your business.
Survey will be open from 8am, Friday 18 May to 8am, Monday 11 June 2018.
If you are on a tablet, a mobile device or are experiencing problems loading the survey on this page, please click here to take the survey. Alternatively, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a time to give feedback over the phone or in person.
About the Business Reference Group (BCRG)
Purpose of the BCRG
The purpose of the Business Community Reference Group (BCRG) for the Business Safety project will be to assist the City in exploring the safety needs and concerns of local businesses in the City of Melville.
Role of the BCRG
The BCRG will serve as a link between the City and the business community with respect to the Business Safety Project.
The main tasks of the BCRG will be to:
- Help the City identify the safety needs and concerns of local businesses through a process of engagement.
- Become knowledgeable about the range of engagement methodologies available and what can be achieved by using them.
Tuesday 6 March 05:30 PM – 07:30 PM
First BCRG Meeting
Tuesday 20 March 05:30 PM – 07:30 PM
Tuesday 27 March 05:30 PM – 07:30 PM
Third BCRG Meeting - cancelled
Recruitment of BCRG
The reference group will comprise no more than 12 people representing the broad interests of the business community across the City including representation of:
- Businesses based in each of the four neighbourhoods of the City.
- Small to Medium Business
- Home-based businesses
- Sole trader
- 2 to 20 employees
- 21 to 199 employees
- Large Business - 200 + employees
- Industry Mix Representation
- Light Industrial
- Representatives who will commit to attending all meetings of the group; and
- Representatives who will register on MelvilleTalks and participate in community discussions for the duration of the stakeholder engagement process.
The term of appointment for the BCRG will align with the project timeline of approximately 6 months.
Process for invitation and selection of the group’s membership
An expression of interest will be promoted to local businesses asking them to nominate themselves via the EOI form on this page. We will then select up to 12 people from the expression of interests to ensure there is representation as outlined above.
Join the BCRG
We are calling for expressions of interest from businesses in the City of Melville to be part of a Business Community Reference Group (BCRG) for the Business Safety Project to assist the City in exploring the safety needs and concerns of local businesses in the City of Melville.
Further information can be found in the Business Reference Group, Business Safety Project Terms of Reference.
BCRG Terms of Reference
From Monday, 5 February to 5.00pm Wednesday, 21 February 2018, you can register your interest to join the Business Community Reference Group. We will inform selected members by Friday, 23 February 2018 with the first reference group meeting scheduled for Tuesday, 6 March 2018.