Division 12 in Logan City which covers Eagleby, Beenleigh and Mount Warren Park have become the serious focus of safety for Councillor Karen Murphy.
A couple of these areas have been given a bad name over the years, yet the majority people who live in these suburbs love it and would not live anywhere else.
Social media has given a wider view to everyone with what happens in the world and this can be a great thing to stay up to date but it also can bring negative light as well.
Fast paced news means crime can look worse in an area, yet the real statistics show differently. Beenleigh is one of those where social media doesn’t paint a pretty light, but the Queensland Police stats show the numbers of offences are down from 2019.
While no one incident or issue has made Cr Murphy focus on safety, as part of her ongoing work to improve the division, safety is high on the list.
“As you may already be aware, I have been working closely with residents, police, and Logan City Council’s community safety officers to install CCTV cameras across Division 12 – starting with the installation of 5 strategically placed cameras in Eagleby,” Cr Murphy said.
“I have been consulting with residents in suburbs across Division 12 about the need for CCTV cameras in other parts of our community.
“Next week, I will be tabling a petition calling for more CCTV cameras in Mount Warren Park which I support.
“While petitions are great and I thank those of you that have already signed it, what I need and what our community safety officers really need is your feedback.
“So please call, write, or email me or Logan City Council and provide us with your ideas on community safety.
“Over the coming weeks and months I will be working with Logan City Council’s community safety team to investigate how we can further improve community safety in Division 12.
“This will involve consultation with residents, local Police and my State and Federal colleagues Melissa McMahon MP and Bert van Manen MP.
“Let’s not forget that while CCTV cameras play an important role in investigations and crime prevention, it is only one of the many ways we can improve the community.
“Council officers and the Queensland Police Service are always doing community outreach to help you prevent crime. I strongly encourage you to get involved and attend these very informative and practical sessions.”