Twin waters residents address crime with community forum

Community representatives attended the Twin Waters Residents Association Crime Forum on May 29. Pictured are Acting Senior Sergeant Mark Wright, TWRA Chair Sophie Lever, Fiona Simpson MP, and Neighbourhood Watch rep. Photo: Contributed  

THE TWIN Waters community recently expressed concerns regarding criminal activity in the region. A crime forum was held by the Twin Waters Residents Association with Maroochydore MP Fiona Simpson on hand to facilitate the event which was held at the North Shore Community Centre on May 29.  

The forum was free for the community to attend and had representatives from Coolum Police in attendance.  

Ms Simpson said that many have been affected by crime of late.  

“We live in a great place on the Sunshine Coast, but our area is still touched by the issues of crime affecting all of our State, particularly with an increase in thefts of cars. 

“Thanks to Twin Waters Resident Association recently, a very informative crime forum was held with people sharing their stories and police giving an update as to where things are at currently. Neighbourhood Watch also provided practical input as to community action to be alert in what’s happening in our streets.” 

Ms Simpson stated that many repeat offenders had “significant rap sheets”. 

“I want to acknowledge our police for the hard work they do in keeping us safe under challenging circumstances… Detention as a last resort in our current laws is reckless as there are serious offences where the consequences must be stronger. 

“This is why we must change the laws and back our police with better resources to stop the drain and exodus of police and give our communities back their safety.” 

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