Public places can be designed in a way that makes it more difficult for crime and anti-social behaviour to occur by applying Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles.
We partner with the Queensland Police Service, Neighbourhood Watch and other key stakeholders to conduct safety audits throughout the city.
A safety audit is an appraisal of a public space or facility to determine ways to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. Audits are conducted when we receive information that a space, area or facility may be a target to crime or anti-social behaviour. Residents are often invited to provide their local knowledge and information. Following assessment and consultation, recommendations are made to the owners of the space or building to make improvements.
CPTED principles can include:
Council also applies CPTED principles in the planning and design of new public spaces and facilities.
If you're concerned that a public space in your neighbourhood is attractive to criminals, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org