'Collaborating makes the job easier'
The ongoing benefits of the partnership approach are clear to NZ Police Wellington Area Commander, Inspector Dean Silvester.
“One of the best things about the Pōneke Promise has been its ability to bring various organisations together, with the single united purpose of increasing safety in Wellington city. Collaborating makes the job easier and ultimately it means better outcomes for the community," says Dean.
We’ve had some great wins, including opening two new community spaces and growing our network of capable guardians, but we are just getting started and look forward to delivering more projects and growing the programme. In line with that, we recently welcomed Victoria University and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) on board.
Wellington City Council Chief Executive Barbara McKerrow says continuing to build strong partnerships is key to the ongoing success of the programme.
“There are a lot of factors at play in the central city, which is why it's important we have a strong team of Partners to address city safety across the board. This shared ownership of the programme and a commitment to delivery is what makes the Pōneke Promise so unique and so strong.”