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Case study: A new public space and climbing wall to address local crime and safety issues in Moreland City Council

Fast facts:

Project: Jewell of Brunswick

Organisation: Moreland City Council

Grant fund: Public Safety Infrastructure Fund

Grant amount: $210,000


In May 2013, Moreland City Council was awarded $210,000 under the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF) Grants Program for the ‘Jewell of Brunswick’ project to build a new public space and urban bouldering wall (climbing wall) on the corner of Wilson Avenue and Sydney Road, Brunswick to address local crime and safety issues.

Using a placemaking approach, Council conducted extensive community consultation from planning through to implementation. Through the consultation process, the project achieved significant community support, resulting in the expansion of the project to the permanent closure of a section of Wilson Avenue to create a new people-friendly public space.

Construction on the permanent public space commenced on 2 February 2015 and was completed in June 2015. 

Read the fact sheet (below) to find out more about this project.

Will Coogan, Place Manager Brunswick from Moreland City Council gave a presentation on the Jewell of Brunswick project at the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants Information Forum. To learn more about the project watch the clip below or download a copy of his presentation (below).

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Fact sheet

Author: Community Crime Prevention
Publisher: Department of Justice and Regulation
Date of Publication: 2015
Copyright: State of Victoria, 2015


Author: Will Coogan
Publisher: Monash City Council
Date of Publication: 2015
Copyright: Monash City Council, 2015


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