Beenleigh Week of Action delivers safety message
Published: 8 October 2015
Beenleigh residents showed a keen interest in community safety during the Beenleigh Week of Action from 21 to 26 September.
The Week of Action, the latest to be held in Logan City as part of the Logan: City of Choice initiative, included a popular display at the Beenleigh Marketplace, safety audits of public spaces, and a community fun day.
Week of Action is an innovative approach to safety that involves government and non-government agencies from across Logan City focusing their resources on one suburb for one week at a time. The aim is to create momentum for the community to see that action is being taken that addresses community safety issues and supports the local community.
Logan City Council alone coordinated more than 15 activities throughout Beenleigh during the week. A highlight was a commitment ceremony in Kokoda Park as part of International Day of Peace. The park will now be the first location for a peace pole in Logan City.
Council's Community Safety Officers, along with the Queensland Police Service, Queensland Health, Working Against Violence Support Service (WAVSS), and the Logan House Fire Support Network, were inundated with people keen to speak to about all things safety at the Beenleigh Marketplace.
During the Week of Action, Council and the Queensland Police Service undertook a number of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design safety audits throughout Beenleigh and Eagleby, including a night time audit at Doug Larsen Park. Council and the Queensland Police Service also conducted a two-hour bike patrol across Beenleigh.
The week culminated in a community fun day on Saturday.