Community Safety Awards
The Gold Coast City Council's Community Safety Award winners were announced on 11 October 2011 during a formal gathering at the Gold Coast Arts Centre's Panorama Suite
These biennial awards recognise those working to prevent crime and keep our city safe. There are four categories in the Awards:
- Not For Profit Group,
- Business, and
The nominees included some of our city's most outstanding community members and organisations, who were nominated for their efforts to prevent crime and keep our community safe.
All nominees were recognised and category winners were invited to the stage to receive a $250 Harvey Norman voucher presented by the Mayor and Assistant Commissioner Paul Wilson.
Winners were announced in the following categories:
Project Category: Skate Park Watch - Elanora Skate Bowl
This project is aimed at improving community safety at the Elanora Skate Bowl. The Skate Park Watch Committee provides a mechanism for fast response to issues of graffiti and vandalism.
The Committee also provides regular feedback to Council and liaises with organisations requesting to use the skatepark to run major skateboard and BMX events. Incidents of anti-social behaviour and calls for police service have decreased significantly since the inception of Skate Park Watch.
Individual Category: Catherine Booth
Catherine Booth was nominated for her outstanding commitment to the graffiti prevention initiative, ArtBox.
Since 2008, Catherine has volunteered over 280 hours to paint traffic signal boxes across the city. She has also painted numerous other assets, contributed to the Council's Graffiti Prevention DVD, painted murals for local business and not for profit organisations and facilitated Youth Week's Horror Makeup Workshops and children's art workshops through Evolve.
Business Category: @wecare Child Care
This business has provided valuable support to local crime prevention initiatives by educating children under school age about important safety issues (eg. road safety skills, protective behaviours, self care).
@wecare takes a proactive approach to delivering these messages to children, to safeguard them within the preschool environment, at both home and within the community.
Not for profit Group Category: Broadbeach Alliance Limited
Broadbeach Alliance consistently works strategically and in conjunction with lead agencies and stakeholders in a variety of ways to ensure safety and security in the Broadbeach precinct is always at the highest possible standard.
Activities include organising and managing the safety and security elements at major events and festivals throughout the precinct, to conducting monthly precinct security meetings with key stakeholders to identify joint responses.
Meritorious Award: Runaway Bay 3 Neighbourhood Watch
Established since 1992, Runaway Bay 3 Neighbourhood Watch has worked hard to provide a range of holistic and partnership initiatives to build better relationships with agencies and the people who work and live within the area.
They are constantly seeking ways to improve community safety and work in partnership with others, through family fun days, welcome packs for new residents and activities such as free CPR Training.
For more information, contact:
Council's Community Safety Team
Phone: (07) 5581 6603
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