Crime prevention a priority
INDEPENDENT South Perth candidate Max Francis has put crime on the agenda in the upcoming State Election.
The Karawara resident has pitched the idea of a police community drop-in centre at Waterford Plaza.
“The idea came out of concepts for crime prevention but with a harmonious approach,” he said.
“I thought the best way would be for the local shopping centre to have a drop-in centre where people can chat with the police.
“It would allow the police to get to know the community and at-risk families with the intention to catch crime before it happens.
Mr Francis said the dropin centre was a potential solution to crimes such as home and car break-ins around Waterford and Karawara.
“I think it would boost people’s confidence and they would see the police as a positive thing,” he said. “The officers could be on foot or bicycle, visiting the surrounding community, particularly schools, play grounds, skateboard parks, sporting clubs, senior citizens and similar groups.”
Mr Francis said while crime was his main platform, he supported the southbound on-ramp at the intersection of Manning Road and the freeway.
“I support the limiting of developments below 20 storeys around South Perth,” he added.
Independent Max Francis