A sense of safety can be affected by both how we perceive and feel about a place, as well as what we witness in that place.

Council works with a number of partners across different sectors to address issues which impact on our health and sense of safety, with a particular focus on family violence, and alcohol and other drug use.

Council also has a legislative responsibility under the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 to prepare a Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan every four years.