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Maroondah is a safe place to live, work and enjoy.
The term ‘community safety’ relates to how people feel about where they live, and the factors that influence their perceptions of safety. Council is proud to be involved in partnerships with Victoria Police, government and community organisations, businesses and individuals that develop local responses to local issues.
Council is involved in a number of initiatives including drug and alcohol use, preventing violence against women, road safety and graffiti. For more information about Community Safety please phone 1300 88 22 33 or email Council’s Community Safety Officer
Safety in public spaces
The Safer Design Guidelines were developed by the State Government to assist local government, developers and the community to design and maintain the urban environment in ways that promote community safety and wellbeing.
The Safer Design Guidelines will:
- improve community perceptions about public spaces
- increase the use of public spaces
- improve the way streets and public places are connected
- create places that are more liveable.
A copy of the Safer Design Guidelines for Victoria can be obtained by contacting the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) or downloaded from the DPCD website.
Community Safety Month
October is Community Safety Month.
Community Safety Month aims to promote awareness about a broad range of safety matters, including crime prevention; personal safety; safe work practices; and staying safe during an emergency.
Community Safety Month reminds us that we all have a role in making our communities safer.
To celebrate Community Safety Month, Council is involved with a number of events and workshops aimed at creating awareness and promoting safety issues.
Community Safety Month activities 2016
Keeping Safe and Mobile
Tuesday 4 October
10am to 12noon
Maroondah City Council, Braeside Avenue, Ringwood
Senior drivers, their friends and family are invited to hear free professional advice from driving educators and occupational therapists.
Learn how ageing affects driving, legal responsibilities, alternative transport, health and mobility issues and avoiding social isolation.
The session will be presented by RoadSafe Eastern Metro and supported by Maroondah City Council.
Light refreshments will be available.
Bookings are essential. Phone 9294 7516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking.
Child Restraint Clinic
Thursday 20 October
10am to 12noon
North Ringwood Community House, 35-39 Tortice Drive, Ringwood North
Parents, grandparents and anyone with a child restraint can have their restraint/s checked by professional fitters at no charge. Adjustments are made to ensure the restraint is fitted correctly and safely. Drivers can learn a better understanding of how to use a child restraint correctly.
Bookings are essential. Please phone 9876 3421 to make a booking.
Render Youth Graffiti Project – Launch
Thursday 27 October
4pm to 5.30pm
Y Space skate facility, Mt Dandenong Road, Croydon
Come along to the launch of our Render Youth Graffiti Project. The street art murals have been developed as part of the Render Project and were funded by the State Government.
The event will include a BBQ and entertainment.
For more information on the event contact Maroondah Youth Services 9294 5704
Seniors Stepping out Safely session
Thursday 27 October
11am – 1pm
Central Ringwood Community Centre, Bedford Park, Rosewarne Lane, Ringwood
Did you know that if you're aged over 60 you are more likely to be involved in a serious collision as a pedestrian rather than as a driver,
Join a fun and engaging session and find out about local collision hot spots, mobility skills, collision information, how to be a ‘wiser walker, planning for safe travel, myths and realities and updating your road rules knowledge.
The event costs $8 and will include a home cooked lunch.
Bookings are essential for catering purposes. Please phone 9870 2602 to make a booking.
Mental Health First Aid Training
17 and 18 October
9am to 4pm
Realm, 179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood (opposite Ringwood Station).
Maroondah City Council, in partnership with EACH Social and Community Health, is offering Mental Health First Aid Training to 25 community members.
Please complete an Expression of Interest form on Council’s website if you'd like attend a session.
For further information, please call Council's MetroAccess Officer, Jack Mulholland on 1300 88 22 33.
- Maroondah Neighbourhood Watch
- Department of Justice
- Victoria Police
- Crime Statistics (Victoria Police)
- Drugs & Alcohol in Victoria (Department of Human Services)
- Eastern Drug and Alcohol Service (EDAS)
- Youth Substance Abuse Service (YSAS)
- After Hours Mobile Needle & Syringe Service (CHOPER)
- Saferoads (Municipal Association of Victoria)