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