Newtown is a place known for being welcoming, eclectic, diverse, accepting, respectful, vibrant and fun.
In 2015, the Newtown community came together at a public meeting in response to concerns about safety in the local area, following the implementation of the Sydney CBD and Kings Cross lockouts. The meeting was a joint initiative of the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, Newtown Precinct Business Association, ACON, and the Office of Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown.
As a result of the meeting, a working group known as the Newtown Vibe Roundtable was established, to monitor and respond to safety, planning, transport and amenity issues that impact the Newtown area.
Read the report on the Newtown Vibe Roundtable.
In March 2017 a second community meeting was held, to allow people who live, work or play in and around Newtown to report in on the mood in Newtown now.
While statistics from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research show that the number of reported assaults in Newtown has remained stable, some locals have reported a change in the mood on the streets.
What are your thoughts on the mood in Newtown? Do you have ideas that will keep our community safe and vibrant?