The Bathurst Regional Community Safety Committee encompasses a skills-based group of professionals who represent a cross section of local organisations and services. The purpose of the Committee is to work in a collaborative and proactive manner to develop, enable and monitor the implementation of the actions identified in the Bathurst Community Safety Plan.
The Bathurst Community Safety Plan 2019 – 2023 is Council’s third Community Safety Plan. The Plan was developed by the Bathurst Regional Community Safety Committee. This Plan will support the development of the Bathurst Region as a healthy, socially cohesive, and safe community.
Endorsement of the Bathurst Community Safety Plan 2019 – 2023 is currently being finalised by the NSW Department of Justice.
Red Bench Project
The Red Bench Project is the first campaign to be rolled out as part of the Plan.
The Red Bench Project is an initiative of the Red Rose Foundation, to create a permanent reminder that domestic violence occurs within all communities. The presence of a Red Bench in a public space aims to raise public awareness and provides an opportunity for this important issue to remain visible. In September 2019, a Red Bench was installed in Kings Parade and Machattie Park.