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Published Tuesday 14 May 2019
Tags:General, Media Release

Survey to check perceptions of public safety in parks

Mitchell Shire Council is calling on community members to take part in a short survey to help identify what initiatives help people feel safer in public parks.

The input will help identify what initiatives are working well and what ideas people may have for further improvements.

The survey is covering the Broadford Community Precinct, Hudson Park in Kilmore, Kings Park in Seymour and Hadfield Park in Wallan.

Feedback will help Council to:

  • evaluate current safety infrastructure and provide baseline data for upcoming projects
  • look at alternative public spaces that may benefit from safety initiatives
  • help make informed decisions about funding priorities for safety activities and infrastructure

People can take the survey at www.engagingmitchellshire.com by 30 May. Hard copies are also available at Council’s Customer and Library Service Centres in Broadford, Kilmore, Seymour and Wallan.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm

“We have many parks and public spaces across the municipality and we want people to be able to enjoy them and feel comfortable using them.

“Over the years, we’ve made a few safety improvements in some parks including CCTV and lighting.

“We’re now checking in with the community to see if they feel safer as a result, if there are any emerging safety concerns we need to be aware of and if there are other safety improvements people might want to see.”