Uniting the community against theft vandalism and illegal dumping in the building industry.
Fighting crime and cutting the cost of new homes
Building site crime – theft, vandalism and illegal dumping – costs the Western Australian community over $15 million each year. It creates fear, social problems, and adds to the cost of housing. WA’s top builders are fighting back with HIA Name & Shame – an initiative designed to cut building site crime, keep the streets safe, make your neighbourhood a better place to live in, and make your new home more affordable. You can help fight crime too – support the builders that support your community, and if you see suspicious activity report it and you could earn a big reward.
Name & Shame is moving into top gear through 2013 with a larger media presence via radio advertising and increased PR activity. Name & Shame will be running a six-month promotional campaign with NOVA FM while PR has already made a big hit with a report in the West Australian and two radio interviews going to air all on the same day! For more details click here>>
Name & Shame protects Alkimos
Peet, Lendlease and Stocklands are the latest to partner with Name & Shame to improve security and offer a viable deterrent to crime in their beachside developments north of Perth at Alkimos. Stockland’s Amberton, Lendlease’s Alkimos Beach, and Peet’s Shorehaven developments not only offer home and land package buyers access to postcard views and fully-planned communities, they also offer buyers the added peace of mind of Name & Shame protection even before a single brick has been laid. For more details click here>>
March hot spots
Thieves took advantage of increased building activity in Brabham and Aveley in March but, after becoming the focus of police and Meridian Services investigators, Ellenbrook dropped down the rankings with one-third less reported incidents. For more details click here>>
llegal dumping costs the community over $10 million each year and remains one of the pet peeves of builders and public alike. Thankfully reports of illegal dumping on building sites dropped over 75% in February after peaking with 40-plus incidents in January, but Name & Shame is continuing to press the fight with the formation of a special working group in April specifically tasked with tackling the dumping problem.
SHAMED: Sean TAPLIN DOB 07/12/81 BURGLARY
The New Year got off to a bad start for Sean Taplin when he was convicted for two burglaries from building sites protected by Name & Shame. For a full list of ‘shamed’ click here>>
Three more Good Guys!
Name & Shame’s reach and effectiveness stepped up a another notch in April with three new building companies coming on board to join the the fight against crime, protect their bottom line, and reduce overheads and lost time. Swelling the ranks in a move that makes real dollars and sense to their accountants, and new home buyers, are Activa Developments, Classica Homes and Higgins Cooper Builders.
April hot items
Fewer thefts were reported in April than March with 101 incidents accounting for goods worth $36,291. Water meters again topped the list with thefts concentrated in Perth’s northern suburbs. Police investigations are continuing.
Win free tickets!
On June 28 Name & Shame will be staging a not-to-be-missed breakfast event designed to give you hard facts on the costs of building site crime, the latest lowdown on crime-fighting, and the inside line on what to do to protect your projects and your profitability. Details are currently being finalised, but you can expect more than your average industry breakfast...and a real return on your time and interest. Even more so if you file an incident report this month, because anyone who calls or logs a report will go into the draw for two free tickets. Stay tuned for further details and keep checking our Facebook page.
Name & Shame hits the news
Public awareness of Name & Shame’s fight against building site crime is a key element to generating reports and catching criminals. The Community Newspaper Group's Kwinana Courier did its bit to spread the word recently with a report on Name & Shame’s response
to a surge in vandalism. To see the whole article click here>> Print isn't the only media outlet to support Name & Shame. When WA Police and Name & Shame conducted a 'stop and search' operation in Success, Channel Ten News aired this report the following night.
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