People feel safe wherever they are

The Greater Geelong community values

  • Clean, safe and fun environments for everyone;
  • Feeling safe on the streets day and night;
  • A safe, crime free and honest community;
  • Minimising the community impacts of alcohol and drug use.

Success will be achieved by

  • An active street culture involving student and café precincts;
  • Urban design that encourages activity andcomfortable open public areas in all seasons;
  • Clean streets and public open spaces;
  • Early intervention programs that promote positivecommunity attitudes and interactions;
  • Establishing security infrastructure.

Geelong After Dark

Latest project

Revitalising Central Geelong Action Plan

The revitalisation of central Geelong as a strong, vibrant and thriving mixed-use centre is key to the region’s social and economic sustainability. The Revitalising Central Geelong Action Plan sets a direction for future priorities and investment.

The Laneways project is supporting the emergence of a dining, entertainment and retail precinct in the area along Little Malop Street, James Street and the connecting laneways between Moorabool and Gheringhap Streets.

The laneways have been revitalised with bluestone paving, improved lighting, bespoke street furniture, and new trees and plants. The new street design provides more space for alfresco dining and better access to services to cater for public events. Striking public artworks and a new public projector system add to the precinct’s sophisticated yet relaxed ambience.

The Green Spine project has transformed Malop Street into a vibrant street and linear park featuring an eightmetre-wide botanical walk, dotted by indigenous and exotic plants, and a series of interconnected gathering spaces beneath a canopy of trees. The separated oneway bike lanes and botanical walk provide for safe active transport, supporting the health and wellbeing of the community.

Stage one of the project – between Moorabool and Yarra Streets – has now been completed and work is underway on the next stages.

For more information on the Revitalising Central Geelong Action Plan, visit the Revitalising Central Geelong website.

Measures of success

Indicator Current data

Perceptions of safety – 95% of residents agree that they feel safe in the area where they live.

Source: Geelong Preventative Health Survey, City of Greater Geelong. Frequency of data: Every four years
54% (2017)

Crime – Crime statistics are 20% below the state average.

Source: Victoria Police Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics Agency. Frequency of data: Annually
Criminal incident rate per 100,000 population.
Greater Geelong - 6382.6 Victoria - 5938.7 (12 months to 30 September 2018)

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