The City of Perth will conduct a safety and lighting audit to identify areas where people may feel unsafe.
The Office of Crime Prevention awarded the $20000 grant to the council to support initiatives from the SafeCity Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan.
Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said the council is making significant changes to city areas including Forrest Place, Wellington Street, St Georges Terrace and Northbridge.
“Input will be sought from the community to identify specific areas where they may feel unsafe, particularly at night, so these can be assessed and recommendations made for safety improvements,” Ms Scaffidi said.
$5000 has been provided for improvements to lighting in some laneways, including privately owned city laneways to provide energy-efficient LED lights to enhance safety.
A further $23000 grant will cover the City’s ability to monitor events live via closed circuit television (CCTV) and will be used to extend the wireless coverage in the city.
There are already 180 CCTV cameras linked via fibre optic cables monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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