The West End Safety Trial (WEST), a pilot project in the city’s West End entertainment precinct, was designed to generate practical solutions responding to the linked issues of amenity, safety and crime – these being fundamental to city prosperity and vibrancy – in the context of the West End precinct’s unique day-time, early-evening and night-time economies.
The West End community, Government of South Australia including SA Police and City of Adelaide partnered to deliver 13 separate initiatives in and around Hindley Street.
These included a managed taxi rank; Premium After Midnight Bus Services; extended Sunday morning CCTV surveillance; extended transit policing; West End Hub; student advice; litter management; precinct lighting and signage; dry zone targeting; Navigator Ticket; and public realm activation. A number of the initiatives including the Premium After Midnight Bus Service remain.
The initiatives aimed to generate results in many areas: accessibility and pedestrian-friendly areas; safe and vibrant city places and spaces; diverse business and entertainment options; venue management and compliance; community policing and inclusive care and safety; and promoting responsible alcohol consumption.
The project evaluation demonstrated the importance of government, council and businesses working together; coordinating activity and resources; finding relationships between complex issues where safety is a factor and a desired outcome; and coming up with enduring solutions.
We supported WEST by coordinating the Capital City Safety Strategy Group which brought together the providers of the individual initiatives, undertaking evaluation of the project and developing the final project report.
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