A staged approach to supporting the community safety

Empowering communities brings the community together to listen and respond to community concerns and ideas on how to tackle local issues that impact on crime and safety. The program is implemented in stages over a three year period.

Project progress timeline

The timeline shows that the projects are in progress


Coordinating organisation

Empowering Communities is coordinated by Casey City Council. You can contact the Action Group via Imagen Ellis at: iellis@casey.vic.gov.au (External link)

Building Safer Communities Forum

The Casey Forum was held in December 2021, building on the collective wisdom of the community and local stakeholders to consider issues that impact people in Casey. The key themes identified were:

  • community connection and inclusion
  • police-community relationships
  • safety both at home and in public areas
  • employment and education
  • media influence on perceptions of crime.

Watch the Casey Community Forum video:


Action Group established

The Casey Action Group was established in April 2022, bringing together key services and other stakeholders. The Action Group is responsible for connecting the initiative to the broader community and overseeing its implementation.

Casey Action Group members

The following organisations and stakeholders are represented on the Action Group:

  • City of Casey
  • Centre for Multicultural Youth
  • South Sudanese-Australian Academic Society Inc.
  • Indian Care
  • Crime Stoppers
  • Local business owner
  • Hampton Park Community House
  • Projects and Partnerships Taskforce
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Federation University
  • Casey Volunteers
  • Department of Justice & Community Safety