Council services are many and varied and we provide special supports to some of the most vulnerable groups in the community.
Our Community Services team provide services to assist older people, people with disabilities and adult carers to remain living at home for as long as possible. Supports like domestic and home assistance, social programs and transport can be arranged. Federal and State funding to Council assists us to provide these services.
Other services like our Community Bus program can be enjoyed by everyone in the community, and Council's buses can be hired by community groups for outings and activities.
For more than 10 years Council has had a targeted approach to community safety through its Graffiti Management Program. The rapid removal of graffiti is a free Council service provided to all owners/occupiers, although on large commercial and industrial sites a contribution for materials may be sought. Council’s service standard for normal graffiti removal is four working days from it being reported and 24 hours for priority graffiti removal of anything offensive or racist.
JP services are offered from the Civic Centre and Libraries and more information about this and other services is available in this section.
In late 2015, Community Development staff became interested in learning more about the White Ribbon Initiative, a campaign to raise awareness about, and address violence against women. With both the Elected Members and Council staff keen to take some action in this area, by December 2015 we had signed up to participate in the White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation Program. At this time we made a commitment to encourage greater understanding, knowledge and action around violence prevention within the City of PAE for the benefit of all of us. We are committed to promoting a culture of respectful relationships and gender equality with a zero tolerance of violence against women. We believe we have a role in driving social change, therefore it is important for us to publicly commit and advocate to creating a safer and more respectful workplace. Being part of the White Ribbon program has helped us to reflect on and adapt our organisational culture, policies, procedures and how we can support those affected by violence and provide our employees with education, awareness, knowledge and skills in addressing violence against women. In March 2018, we successfully achieved White Ribbon Workplace accreditation, joining 145 accredited organisations nationally that have made clear their pledge of a policy of zero tolerance of violence against women through a public commitment to create safer and more respectful workplaces. Together, we have taken a stand about the working culture we want to create for our employees. White Ribbon accreditation helps us demonstrate our aim of gender equality in our workplace, and the promotion of a culture of safety, support and accountability.