Improved health and safety of our community

The health and safety of our community is vital. We will address family violence, homelessness, food shortages and public safety.

Key priorities

  • Showing leadership in gender equity, diversity and family violence prevention.
  • Supporting local organisations that address homelessness, family violence and food shortages.
  • Develop a housing policy to provide a range of social and affordable housing options.
  • Improving safety in our community.
  • Providing safer public spaces.
  • Working with stakeholders to prevent crime.
  • Encouraging responsible pet ownership.
  • Promoting healthy eating and supporting active living.
  • Creating healthy environments in children’s settings.
  • Working towards having the safest roads in Victoria

Our aims in 2018-2019

  • Consult with the community on safety issues that are impacting them.
  • Improve safety of, and user satisfaction with, community infrastructure.
  • Improve public safety on the Geelong Waterfront and in Central Geelong.
  • Consult with the community to create more health and fitness options.

Measures of success

  • 57 per cent of residents feel safe where they live.
  • 60 per cent of adults rate their health as very good or excellent.
  • 43 per cent of adults are sufficiently physically active.
  • 75 per cent of children enrolled participate in the Maternal and Child Health service

Page last updated: Monday, 1 July 2019