The Right to the Night project, which mapped out areas of Ballarat's CBD where women feel safe and unsafe, will return in 2020 with a focus on the hospital precinct.
The City of Ballarat confirmed a workshop next week with key stakeholders will "explore opportunities for a second Right to the Night project", though cautioned timing for the workshop had not been confirmed.
The award-winning 2018 project, which used an app to show places in the city where women felt threatened, and where they felt safe.
VIEW THE 2018 MAP HERE or zoom in below
It also included space to note why they felt this way.
About 150 participants mapped out 305 locations - Sturt and Lydiard streets were considered the safest places for women in Ballarat.
A report accompanying the results of the project included several recommendations to improve safety, such as focusing on the Little Bridge Street/Coles car park area, and providing practical lighting, litter and footpath inventions in areas deemed unsafe.
After a number of responses complaining about low lighting in the hospital precinct - with many female staff having to walk distances to their cars - another recommendation was increasing all day parking in the area.
The Courier understands the 2020 project will focus on the hospital and medical precinct.
Ballarat Health Services chief executive Dale Fraser said he hoped the project would inform council on further investments in safety and infrastructure needs in the area.
He noted the hospital had several measures, including security escorts to car parks, for employees, but the focus was on creating a safe environment for visitors and patients as well.
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In a statement, a BHS spokesperson said parking was "crucial" for safety.
"We are working with a range of partners to develop longer-term projects regarding parking and public transport to address this issue," they said.
"The Right to the Night project allows people to voice their experience so that Ballarat City Council can map where our community do and don't feel safe.
READ MORE ABOUT THE 2018 PROJECT
"This is particularly important for late and night shift staff walking to their cars after dark who do not feel safe."
Women's Health Grampians acting chief executive Rose Durey said the project would provide important data for council.
"Fear of violence and street harassment severely limits women's participation in what's going on in the community, particularly at night time," she said.
"We would welcome any activity by the council to improve how women experience public spaces after dark - I think there's been a growing awareness of how design of neighbourhoods impact on health and wellbeing and perceptions of safety for everyone."
City of Ballarat deputy mayor Belinda Coates said in a statement the results from 2018 are still being used.
"The City of Ballarat is already using the results from Right to the Night to inform decision-making around the design of multiple public spaces in Ballarat," she said.
"The data has unlimited potential and is being utilised right across the organisation, from exploring smart lighting for car parks to informing grant applications for CCTV and better lighting at a women's football reserve (at White Flat)."
- with Greg Gliddon
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