Canberra Safety Map – Women’s Health Matters is seeking local women’s experiences of safe and unsafe spaces to help inform Woden Town Centre redevelopment.
Women’s Health Matters (WHM) is inviting local Canberra women to share their thoughts via the Canberra Safety Map, on where they feel safe, or not safe in the ACT region.
WHM is currently using the map to help inform the ACT Government’s Woden Town Centre redevelopment. The Government’s plan includes a new CIT campus and public transport interchange. The project aims to create new public places and green spaces to enliven Woden Town Centre.
All women who may visit or live in the Woden region are invited to contribute to the map and help in the development of this important project.
The Canberra Safety Map is an interactive tool that allows women to note unsafe and safe areas, along with adding a comment of their personal experience in those areas.
Vivien Bevan, Interim CEO at Women’s Health Matters, says it is important to consult with local women when considering large urban design projects such as this one.
“This map is an easy way for women to show where they feel safe, or not so safe in the ACT region. At the moment we are wanting to help inform the ACT Government’s Woden Town Centre redevelopment”, said Ms Bevan.
WHM’s believes it is important to have community consultation when considering projects of this level.
“We want to get as many women using the map as possible as we understand public safety through a gendered lens is important.
Women’s Health Matters is the voice for women’s health and wellbeing in the ACT, and through the Canberra Safety Map, we can put local women’s views forward to Government about their safety.”
The data collected will help Women’s Health Matters understand and advocate for improvements to the design of the Woden Town Centre redevelopment and other large scale urban design projects.
Women can submit their opinions to the map either anonymously or opt to add their details.
Women’s Health Matters treats all information collected as private information and will only use personal information for the primary purpose/s for which it was collected.
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