Site designed to curb crime
Reporting antisocial behaviour and ranger matters around the City of Karratha is expected to become a lot easier with the launch of a new site with the look and feel of an app custom designed by the local government.
The Report It website, an idea of the Karratha Safer Communities Partnership, is designed to be a one-stop shop for documenting issues requiring official intervention around the City and make it faster and more accessible for people to make a report.
Litter, animals, noise complaints, animal issues, crime and safety issues, graffiti, parks and local buildings are some of the areas covered on the site, with users able to issue a report to the City or be redirected to the relevant agency.
The site is modelled on apps such as Snap Send Solve and has been under development since late last year after the Safer Community Partnership identified a lot of residents were posting on Facebook instead of reporting to local authorities.
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said Report It had arisen out of the partnership’s concerns with reports of littering, graffiti and antisocial behaviour.
“The idea came about because there was a lot of reporting of rubbish happening well after the fact, and sometimes in very general terms, so we couldn’t actually locate where the rubbish was,” he said.
“This way, if you have the site on your phone, you can locate yourself on the phone and you can take a picture there and then and send it off so it means you’re doing it on the spot, as it happens, and it actually goes right to the department within the city which is responsible for it.”
To see the new website or make a report online, visit karratha.wa.gov.au/report-it.
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long, ranger Darrell Hutchens and litter picker crew member Soo Young Kim.