1. GREETINGS from Jimboomba Neighbourhood Watch. Welcome to our spring update.
2. CRIME STATS: The crime stats for July, August and September are now on the website. Go to http://www.jimboombaneighbourhoodwatch.org/ and go to the Crime Report page. Hold your curser on the heading and the crime stats for the past 12 months will come up.
From the crime stats: Number plate theft is an ongoing issue. A spate of wilful damage particularly during August has ended with 3 persons charged with a total of 235 offences. Thankfully, these offenders were caught because of information received from the public.
3. SPRING NEWSLETTER: Our fabulous newsletter editor has prepared the spring edition and copies will soon be dropped in mailboxes and will also be available at a number of local retail outlets.
POLICE REPORT : Below are some of the issues that Senior Sergeant Peter Waugh raised at our last meeting.
4. CRIME IS INCREASING mainly due to the rapid growth of population in the area. Despite this, police are doing a great job in keeping matters in hand.
5. THEFT IS OCCURRING FROM HOUSES UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Often these occur during daylight hours and sometimes machinery is needed to load very heavy objects such as large sandstone landscaping blocks.
6. PETROL DRIVE OFFS are still occurring and causing concern here as well as throughout greater Logan.
7. THE NUMBER OF ASSAULTS IN THE AREA IS RISING. This can be partly attributed to the increased willingness of Domestic Violence victims to report cases of abuse. The Domestic Violence Unit at Beenleigh has received additional funding resulting in a major coordinated focus on D.V. throughout greater Logan.
8. MORE OFFICERS FOR JIMBOOMBA. An additional five (5) detectives have been based at Jimboomba.These come with 5 computers, five radios and a 4X4 vehicle that can be used for other police work. Two (2) traffic motorcycle officers will be based here in the near future.
9. ADVOCATING FOR ADDITIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE. Senior Sergeant Peter is plotting existing and proposed housing developments on a district map and is taking every opportunity to raise awareness with police superiors of the desperate need for additional police resources for the Jimboomba district. In this way, he is hopeful of attracting future additional infrastructure particulartly to support Flagstone and Yarrabilba.
UPGRADING OUR ROADS/HIGHWAY
10.TAMBORINE STREET UPGRADE. Starting on Monday 17 October, the upgrade will involve changed traffic arrangements to facilitate one way easterly traffic flow on Tamborine Street between Merton Street and the East Street roundabout. Council and TMR will closely monitor the traffic flow and endeavour to address problems should they arise. Motorists are asked to be patient during the construction phase and the upgraded road will be most welcome on its completion.
11. PLEASE SIGN THE E-PETITION. With no costings, no money and no plan, a much needed upgrade of Mt. Lindesay Highway is still a long way off. With current and expected future population growth, major congestion on Mt. Lindesay, and other major roads, will impact dramatically on how we live and work. There is strong support from both state members and all local councillors. As residents, it is up to us to us to assist in raising awareness of the desperate need to place Mt. Lindesay on the agendas of all three levels of government. Please urge as many residents as possible to sign the e-petition by the end of October.
Go to www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/petitions/e-petition?Pet-Num=2622