Knox is a safe place to live, work and visit – but together we can further improve safety for everyone.

The 'Knox Empowering Communities' project aims to support community designed and delivered projects that address causes of crime and perceptions of safety.

As locals, you know your local issues and what solutions could work to address community crime and safety. Your ideas will help design a grants program that will be available for community groups and organisations later this year.

So, we want to hear from you:

  • What are the main concerns you have around safety in Knox?
  • What things contribute to or cause crime and safety issues?
  • What can be done to address causes and reduce the impact of crime and safety issues within our community?

The 'Knox Empowering Communities' project is funded by the Victorian Government’s 'Empowering Communities' initiative as part of the Building Safer Communities Program.

Please assist us in answering the questions below. Feedback is open until Sunday 7 August 2022.


Timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Establishment of working group - April/May 2022

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Community Safety Forum - May 2022

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Focus groups and engagement on underlying causes - July/August 2022

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Seeking proposals for community projects to be funded - September/October 2022

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Assessment of proposed projects and allocation of funds - November/December 2022

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Implementation of community based projects - January 2023 / June 2024

  • Timeline item 7 - incomplete

    Evaluation and outcomes of program - July 2024

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about the project? Contact Helen:

Name Helen Wositzky
Phone 9298 8000
Email EmpoweringCommunities@knox.vic.gov.au