STREETFACE Safety Champions

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

The new STREETFACES are now on show on 14 buildings around the suburbs and city of Geelong.

Aligned with WorkSafe Victoria’s Health and Safety Month, this installation of STREETFACE shows how young workers from the City of Greater Geelong are safety champions.

These workers share their stories about how anyone, both employers and workers, from any occupation or industry, can be champions in supporting safety at their workplace and promote best practice work health and safety initiatives.

The new STREETFACES will be displayed at:

  • Busport
  • Civic Carpark
  • City Hall
  • Corio Library
  • The fOrT
  • Geelong Arts Centre
  • Geelong West Library
  • Geelong West Senior Citizens Centre
  • Grovedale Neighbourhood Centre
  • Highton Library
  • Leisurelink
  • The Geelong Arena
  • Ocean Grove Library
  • West Town hall.

This STREETFACE is produced by the City of Greater Geelong Youth Development and Health and Safety. It highlights some of the many positive stories from and about young people who ‘live, work or play’ in Geelong.

STREETFACE started in 2010 and is run by the City of Greater Geelong Youth Development Units, who are dedicated to getting young people involved in community projects.

Previous campaigns were centred around NAIDOC Week, The Having a Say Conference, and National Youth Week.

Councillor Bruce Harwood - Mayor

A safe workplace is an environment that not only protects the physical safety of employees, but also their mental wellbeing.

It’s great to see so many young people actively carrying out safe, supportive and respectful practices at work.

Councillor Kylie Grzybek - Community, Health and Safety Portfolio

The STREETFACE exhibition is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the many young people in our region creating safe and healthy environments at work.

I hope the images remind and encourage passers-by to think about practical ways they can improve safety in their own workplaces.

Minister for Workplace Safety -  Jill Hennessy

It’s fantastic to see young people sharing their experiences and ideas on how anyone can be a safety champion at work.

Workplace safety is everyone’s responsibility and WorkSafe’s Health and Safety month is the perfect opportunity to discuss new ways to prevent mental and physical workplace injuries.

Page last updated: Wednesday, 16 October 2019