Category Archives: Public Forum

Have your say on law and order issues for Mernda and surrounds

Acting Senior Sergeant Jason Gaffee visited MADRA for the monthly meeting last week (3rd Weds of each month) at the Mernda Village Community Activity Centre.

He is looking for feedback from residents about law and order issues in the Whittlesea City Council area, particularly in Mernda and the surrounding areas, where the new police station is being planned. Knowing what residents would like addressed will help when considering which specialised teams to base in the Mernda station.

He also updated the MADRA committee on the progress of plans towards the establishment of a 24 hour police station in Mernda in the very near future, and staffing levels required.
Gaffee is keen to understand community priorities for policing, and can be contacted on 9716 2102. MADRA is also happy to pass on any concerns.

He also let us know that he is asking his officers to be available to chat with the community, so if you see some police sitting and having a coffee, stop by and have a chat!

MADRA members thank Acting Senior Sergeant Gaffee for his time and interest in visiting community groups, and for being committed to having the police involved in the community.

City of Whittlesea Police and Community Forum

On Wednesday 21st May there will be an opportunity to ask questions of a panel of senior police from the local area, and to learn about policing for this area. There will be representatives from Epping, Mill Park and Whittlesea police stations, the Whittlesea Criminal Investigations Unit and Highway Patrol.

It would be great to see people from Mernda and Doreen attending to show the importance of police presence for our community!

The City of Whittlesea Police and Community Forum is from 6:45 pm to 9:30 pm on Wednesday 21st May, at the Great Hall, Whittlesea Council Offices, 25 Ferres Blvd South Morang.

Please note that there will be no MADRA meeting in May, and members are encouraged to attend this forum. The next MADRA meeting will be on Wednesday 18th June.

Whittlesea Police invite May 2014 p2-page-001

Access Denied Campaign Launch

The official launch of the Access Denied community advocacy campaign will be on Monday 17th March, 10 am at the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre, 35 Ferres Boulevard South Morang. Whittlesea Council and the community are aiming to secure two election commitments – construction of access ramps on the Hume Freeway at O’Herns Road in Epping North, and extension of the train line from South Morang to Mernda. All are welcome to attend!