Antisocial behaviour at John Macmillan Park

Published on Tuesday, 13 June 2023 at 12:00:48 PM

The Town is aware of challenges being experienced in the John Macmillan precinct in East Victoria Park, with respect to antisocial behaviour and the safety concerns it is causing for residents and visitors to the area.

These challenges are broad and multi-faceted; and deserving of a similarly broad approach, beyond the Town’s scope alone, to finding a solution.  

In acknowledgement of this fact, the Town has been meeting regularly with a variety of local stakeholders, including representatives from WA Police, specialised outreach services, Hawaiian’s Park Centre, Department of Communities and our own Mindeera Advisory Group, to facilitate a collective response to this matter.

Some measures taken include:

  • Increased Police presence and response, including mounted patrols
  • Regular engagement between outreach services and individuals in the park aimed at identifying those who need support and referring to the Department of Communities where appropriate
  • Trials of increased CCTV and lighting in the park
  • Monitoring of – and pre-emptive Police and outreach responses to – public drinking
  • Daily weekday clean-ups of the area by Town Staff and external specialist contractors, as well as weekend cleaning where required
  • Daily weekday visits to the park from Rangers and Operations staff

It is hoped that through a continued collective approach between agencies, the Town and its partners can come to understand and, in turn resolve, the antisocial behaviour occurring in the precinct.  

Ultimately, we are interacting with people, so we are committed to acting in a respectful, caring and inclusive manner consistent with our Town’s values. We appreciate our community’s concerns, and we seek your patience and understanding as we continue to work through these issues.

In order for WA Police to prioritise their responses to antisocial behaviour in this precinct, it is very important that reports are made to police.  If you witness anti-social behaviour, please call Police on 131 444 (or 000 for life-threatening emergencies).

If you discover infrastructure issues needing maintenance or the attention of the Town, please submit a service request via this website, or call 9311 8111 during business hours (9311 8181 after hours).

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