The CRE project is a community initiative which has seen the development of the 2017 Strategic Action Plan for Family Violence Prevention in Geraldton (the Plan). The Plan is based on the ‘Change the Story’ shared national primary prevention framework and is the first of its kind in Western Australia. It aims to address the gendered drivers of violence against women within the community while giving consideration to culture and diversity. The Plan can be downloaded at
A Reference Group works with the Desert Blue Connect Project Officer to lead the CRE prevention plan and roll out local community actions that sit under the plan. The Reference Group continues to facilitate the implementation of the Plan and ongoing action as a community owned and driven initiative.