COMMUNITY safety is everyone’s responsibility, Ballarat mayor John Burt stressed yesterday.
Speaking at the ninth annual City of Ballarat Community Safety Awards, Cr Burt said whether in the home, the neighbourhood, school or the CBD, safety was a one-in-all-in approach.
“As a community, we should all strive to continue to make Ballarat a safe and liveable regional city,” Cr Burt said.
Fifteen nominations were received in the seven categories, which covered road and child safety, alcohol and family violence prevention, designing safe and healthy environments and media.
Cr Burt said the awards provided an opportunity to reward those groups and organisations which actively promoted awareness on a broad range of issues.
“Nominations for this year’s awards covered a diverse range of community organisations and groups and they should all be commended on the impact they have all made on the community,” he said.
Winners of this year’s awards were:
• Take Back the Streets (Lead-On) – Community Strengthening Award;
• Delacombe Recreation Reserve Redevelopment – Designing for Safe and Healthy Environments Award;
• L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program (Lead-On) – Road Safety Award;
• BSAFE (Ballarat Student Awareness for Safe Entertainment) – Preventing Alcohol Harm Award;
• bCyberwise (Life Education Ballarat ) - Child/adolescent Safety Award;
• Ballarat Clarendon College White Ribbon Youth Ambassadors – Family Violence Prevention Award;
• It’s Up To Us White Ribbon campaign (The Courier) – Media Award.