Great public spaces that are well designed and maintained and used by the whole community promote safety and deter unsafe and anti-social behaviours, such as graffiti, crime and alcohol and drug misuse.

  • Our community has lower perceptions of safety than what is average for Metro Melbourne. 70.4% of residents feel very safe in public places during the day, but this drops to 28.6% at night.

    Frankston City 2021 Annual Community Satisfaction Survey

  • Women feel 14.4% less safe than men in public areas of Frankston City at night.

    Frankston City 2021 Annual Community Satisfaction Survey

  • 62% of respondents to our lighting survey told us that lighting would help them feel safer on footpaths that connect night-time venues and car parks.

    Frankston City Lighting Action Plan Survey 2021

  • In 2021, Council responded to over 3,500 incidents of graffiti in the municipality (1,500 incidents on council property, and 2,000 incidents on private property).

    Frankston City Council data

Council’s role

Council has an important role in the safety of public places and spaces, from urban design through to local law enforcement.

Read the Discussion Paper in the Document Library to learn more

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