SAFE EYES FOR A SAFER COMMUNITY

There is a growing expectation of the community for government organizations and in particular local governments to increase their role in community safety. Local governments are encouraged to be proactive in the prevention of safety incidences rather than taking the traditional responsive action once a safety incidence has occurred. This is reinforced by the abolition of the highway nonfeasance rule, which has put government organizations in a position where they need to have a systematic approach to managing their assets. Personal safety and the protection of property are issues regarded to be of highest importance to individuals and communities. Government organizations have a responsibility to the public to provide and maintain infrastructure that is safe to all potential users. Car parks are one particular infrastructure where personal safety and property can be at risk. This paper discusses the development and application of the ARRB SAFE assessment methodology which focuses on how to change the physical environment of car parks to improve the perception of safety, e.g., improve lighting, remove blind spots, soften physical features, etc. The paper discusses the application of the methodology to the City of Subiaco in Perth, Western Australia. The paper also outlines typical findings from the SAFE assessment.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00964467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 087659229X
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2003 12:00AM