Night walk planned to ensure M'boro is safe

MARYBOROUGH Safety Network members plan to set a date to walk through the city at night to make sure it is safe.

"We want to look at the city in a different light to see if there are lighting or safety issues," Safety Network chairman and councillor Daniel Sanderson said.

The network includes representatives from the council, police, business owners, community groups, schools, churches, residents, Job Services Australia, Maryborough Chamber of Commerce as well as the Young Professionals.

"Initially we aim to conduct a night tour every six months."

The date of the first night walk will be decided when the Maryborough Safety Network meets next week on Thursday, January 22.

The network also aims to encourage more youths to attend meetings to gain an insight into their safety concerns.

"A youth perspective will be very valuable," Cr Sanderson said.

"I'm sure youths have a lot of ideas on how to make the city safe, especially for people moving around the entertainment venues or helping us to prevent vandalism."

The Maryborough Safety Network meets every six weeks at 1.30pm in the committee room at Maryborough City Hall.