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Community safety and crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility - government, law enforcement, businesses, organisations and residents. It is about creating a strong, active and well-connected community, involved in improving quality of life and safety in CBCity.

We have a long-standing priority to reducing crime and promoting your safety. We want everyone to feel safe where they live, work, visit or study. That’s why we’d like to invite you to have your say as we develop a tailored Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan that addresses what you feel are key challenges in our area, and speaks to our strengths.

Hi, we’re Emma and Eli, and we’re your Community Safety and Crime Prevention Officers.

We’re in the process of developing our strategic plan for the next few years, and we want to hear from you.

Here’s what you’ve told us so far.

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It’s important to everybody just for peace of mind and a carefree life. Not be looking over your shoulder.

I feel safe in pretty much everywhere in Caterbury-Bankstown. I care about my family and the community around me, and I want to make sure that they can do whatever they need to do in the day, and not have their ability encroached on.

Being able to go out into the community without feeling scared.

It’s important to me because I want to have a good life… keeping out of trouble.

Safety meant that I can feel that I can live my life in the community and in the area around me feeling protected and generally not worrying about nay threat that will impact myself or my family.

Safety to me is being comfortable in where I am, and who I am with.

Safety for me is (that) I can go anywhere without being scared or afraid of something.

Where do I feel safe? At home – well everywhere – but certainly at home I feel safe. I’ve got a good bunch of neighbours. We’re not in each other’s houses, but we’re always there if we need each other.

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We want your input and thoughts to help us guide and direct the Plan so we can successfully target safety concerns and crime trends within Canterbury-Bankstown.

About the project

Our Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2022-2026 outlines our commitment to improving and maintaining the safety of our residents. Our Plan will outline strategies, programs and initiatives to prevent and reduce crime, and promote a greater sense of safety for everyone.

Have your say to create a safer CBCity and tell us your thoughts on how we can make our community a safer and more welcoming place for everyone.

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How to have your say

Thank you for your interest in this exhibition. Submissions are now closed. All feedback and comments received will be reviewed and considered by Council.


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Friday 3 December 2021 - Friday 15 April 2022 05:00PM


    This project is open for consultation. Community members and service providers are invited to provide feedback.

  • Timeline item 2 - active

    Under review

    Contributions to this consultation are closed for evaluation and review. The Project team is drafting the Plan.

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Public exhibition

    The draft Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2022 - 2026 will be exhibited for public comment before being adopted by Council.

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete


    Council will adopt the plan, with the high-level outcomes of the consultation are documented here.

Who's listening

If you have questions or want to learn more about the project, please email us or contact the Council officers listed below.

In writing

By post to Mr Matthew Stewart, General Manager, City of Canterbury Bankstown PO Box 8, Bankstown NSW 1885

Adam Rae

Adam Rae

Community Safety and Crime Prevention Officer

The City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 02 9707 5537

Elijah Chan

Elijah Chan

Community Safety and Crime Prevention Officer

The City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 02 9707 9471

Jasmine Kerameas

Jasmine Kerameas

Community Engagement Officer

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 9707 5467

CBCity 2028 Destinations

Here's how this projects helps to deliver our Community Strategic Plan.
Safe and Strong

Safe and Strong

A proud inclusive community that unites, celebrates and cares.

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Healthy and Active

Healthy and Active

A motivated city that nurtures healthy minds and bodies.

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Livable and Distinctive

Livable and Distinctive

A well designed, attractive city which preserves the identity and character of local villages.

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CBCity acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land, the Darug and the Eora peoples. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Contact us

Our friendly Customer Service Call Centre is open Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm to assist with all enquiries.

Phone 9707 9000