Community partnerships

We partner with a number of community volunteer and not-for-profit organisations to assist in the delivery of specific programs that benefit our region.

Safer Toowoomba Regional Partnerships Inc (STRP)

The STRP helps to create safety and peace through crime prevention projects. Current projects are:

The Heights Community Centre - ''The Heights' promotes harmony and builds a sense of community by providing a venue where programs and activities are available for all people of all ages. The centre is available for use by interested groups and individuals and is located at 16 Wine Drive Wilsonton Heights.

Graffiti Busters - With the re-emergence of illegal graffiti in the region, STRP encourages the community to report illegal graffiti and arranges for its removal. Contact Council on 131 872.

Toowoomba says no to violence (TSN2V)

Across Toowoomba there is a range of non-government organisations, departments and community groups that address various forms of violence from preventative strategies to strategies to rehabilitate offenders. Events and activities that raise community awareness include:

  • Crime prevention week
  • Child protection week
  • Domestic violence month
  • White ribbon day
  • Party safe
  • Safety for seniors presentations
  • Protective behaviours presentations

To learn more about TSN2V and its activities, contact the Toowoomba Community Liaison Officer on 131 872.

Road safety

The Eastern Downs Regional Road Group (based in the Toowoomba Regional Council area) has undertaken a road safety partnership project in conjunction with the Roads Alliance.

The idea behind this project is to achieve greater road safety through improvements in road user behaviour and engineering.

A public consultation period was held in March this year, and feedback has been incorporated into the final strategy.

The outcomes achieved by this project were:

  • identification of key road safety initiatives
  • the development of a Regional Road Safety Strategy and action plan for the Toowoomba Regional Council / Eastern Downs Regional Road Group area
  • council now intends to appoint a Road Safety Officer to coordinate road safety across the region
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