The 2023 Safer suburbs Awards ceremony was held in October and celebrated 32 nominees.
Michelle Beattie, Hearts of Purple founderHearts of Purple provides essential resources for those impacted by domestic and family violence. Ms Beattie also works to raise awareness of the signs of abuse and available support.
Chill Out Zone, Gold Coast Youth Service
The initiative operates in the Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach safe night precincts to provide direct welfare and support vulnerable people to get home safely.
Multicultural Families Organisation
This group helps improve safety and encourages inclusion. Its programs, including Leaders for Positive Change, Friend’s Friend Network and the SARA program, support culturally and linguistically diverse women impacted by domestic and family violence.
Brett and Belinda Beasley and the Jack Beasley Foundation
Dedicated to reducing knife crime, their efforts include advocating for legislation to allow police to carry metal detection wands. They also offer awareness programs for schools, sporting clubs and community organisations.
Everything Suarve Inc
Through their Big Brother programs, Everything Suarve Inc provides a foundation for our most vulnerable and at-risk young people to pursue qualifications and increase their employment outcomes. The program aims to improve the lives of our most disadvantaged youth.
Keeping our city safe is everyone's responsibility. By working together we are building a safer, more connected and cohesive community. Let's all become safety ambassadors by educating our children protecting vulnerable people building local awareness reporting anything we may feel is crime related.
The next Safer Suburbs Awards program will be held in 2025.