Name and Shame
Home starts rose in February, but while the building industry got busy so did criminals...and so did Name & Shame investigators.
Neighbours of a Name & Shame builders display home in the Armadale area could be in for an unexpected New Year's bonus after a quick phone call saw police swoop and nab an offender on the property.
It might not have been the best year for the building industry, but 2012 has been a successful year for Name & Shame with more members, increased public awareness, and an even greater impact on building site crime.
Name & Shame partners, and all ‘round good guys, Instant Waste Management are offering a 10% discount to home owners building with Name & Shame builders to help with moving in and setting up the garden.
Name & Shame and WA Police took to the streets in September to mount a traffic stop operation targeting building site theft in Perth’s southern suburbs.
Building site crime can add thousands of dollars to the cost of a new home. Better builders are fighting back with Name & Shame ... and you can too!
Building site crime tends to come in waves, so what seems to be an isolated incident could be the precursor to a series of thefts. The solution is to report all instances of crime, no matter how small.
Building site crime – theft, vandalism and illegal dumping – costs the WA community over $15 million each year...and that not only adds to the cost of building a new home, it can add weeks to the time it takes to complete it.
Building site thefts cost us $57,830 in May – an increase of more than $20K over April despite only 78 reports.
WA Police are concerned that smaller instances of theft and vandalism are not being reported, and research by Meridian Services indicates that some site supervisors are overlooking minor losses.
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