The City of Boroondara’s Community Safety Month is held every October to remind us we all have a role to play in making our communities safe.
Each year, Council holds a range of activities and events to highlight how we can work together to keep our community safe. These are:
- Community White Ribbon Day
- Community Safety Forum
- Emergency Services Family Fun Day.
"The City of Boroondara is committed to improving the health, safety and wellbeing of all residents and creating a safe city where everyone can participate in community life."
"Assisting our community to be safe is a high priority for the City of Boroondara", said Mayor Cr Jane Addis.
While Boroondara falls below the Victorian average on crime statistics, more work needs to be done to reduce family violence.
"Unfortunately, family violence continues to be an issue in Boroondara, with 810 incidents reported in 2017-18, and we as a community cannot ignore this", said Cr Addis.
"I encourage you to join us at our White Ribbon Day event to learn more about the negative impacts of violence against women and children, and what we can all do to help stop it", added Cr Addis.
Community events and projects throughout October will help build community safety and connection. This year’s White Ribbon Day will feature an interactive panel discussion with Jelena Dokic (former tennis star and influential speaker) and representatives from Victoria Police.
Emergency Services Family Fun Day, also part of National Children’s Week, will be held on 19 October 2019 at the Boroondara Farmers Market. Families are invited to come along to learn about community safety and our vital emergency services. Children will have the opportunity to climb aboard a fire truck and sit in a police car or ambulance.
On Wednesday 30 October, Council will hold a free community safety forum about safety and crime prevention initiatives in Boroondara. Following the presentations, the community will have the opportunity to discuss community safety issues with representatives from Victoria Police, Boroondara Neighbourhood Watch and Council.
Council is encouraging residents to attend a community safety event or activity this month to learn more about safety.
"Everyone can play a role in keeping our community safe", said Cr Addis.
For more information, visit our Community Safety Month page.
Spokespeople are available for interviews. To arrange an interview, please call Eren Cakmakkaya, Media and Advocacy Specialist at the City of Boroondara on 0481 912 411.