Brisbane is the largest local government in Australia with a Lord Mayor and 26 Ward Councillors. Brisbane City Council’s vision is that Brisbane will continue to be a friendly, safe, vibrant, green and prosperous city.
Key drivers to achieve our vision for a friendly, safe city are:
- improving the perception of safety and reducing the risk and incidence of crime
- minimising safety risks and other harms associated with alcohol and drug misuse in public and entertainment areas
- responding to safety issues and the incidence of crime.
Council’s key community safety initiatives include:
- a Suburban Crime Prevention Grants program that provides funding to not-for-profit organisations, sporting clubs and local businesses to introduce safety measures to help deter crime and improve community safety
- supporting the Queensland Government’s Safe Night Out Strategy in entertainment precincts of Fortitude Valley, the CBD and Caxton Street
- working with Queensland Police Service to promote community safety through safety awareness and education materials that help residents and visitors develop their own personal safety strategies when out and about
- implementing Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principles and safety measures to plan, design and manage public spaces and assets.