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Community Meeting

Are you concerned about traffic, green space, schools and density?
There is a Ferny Grove Upper Kedron community meeting to discuss the forming of a FGUK Residents’ Association to be held Sunday, 8 October from 2:30PM to 4:30PM at Upper Kedron Hall, 78 Cedar Creek Road, Upper Kedron.
See here for the location.

Review of the National Triple Zero (000) Operator

The Government has initiated a review of the operation of the National Triple Zero operator. You can read the terms of reference and have your say at Tripple Zero Review.

Technologies have come a long way since Triple Zero (000) was established in 1961. Triple Zero is a ‘voice only’ service, but today mobile phones, text messaging, email and smartphone apps dominate the communications landscape.

That’s why the Australian Government is reviewing the operation of the national Triple Zero operator. The review will explore how the service can respond to new technologies and changing community expectations.

For instance, the recently launched Emergency + Smartphone App, which displays the phone’s GPS coordinates for the caller to read out to the emergency operator is a great example of how modern technology can be used to improve the Triple Zero service.Recently, when a 27-year old woman was bitten by a snake while running, she downloaded the Emergency+ app so she could pinpoint her location to receive medical attention as soon as possible.

What are the benefits of a Neighbourhood Watch scheme?

  • Creates safer neighbourhoods.
  • Reduces and prevents local crime.
  • Reduces the fear of crime.
  • Addresses anti-social behaviour.
  • Builds greater community spirit.
  • Helps build links with other community groups in the same area.
  • Assists in the apprehension of criminals through members providing information direct to the police.Improves the quality of life of residents in the area.
  • Criminals don’t like Neighbourhood watch schemes
  • You are 80 per cent less likely to be targeted by criminals if you live in a Neighbourhood Watch area.