City applauds community safety support

2 November 2017

The Gold Coast’s most outstanding citizens have received recognition in The City’s biennial Safer Suburbs Awards.

Mayor Tom Tate said it was an important day to celebrate the work of those creating a more caring and connected city.

“The awards highlight the incredible work within our community to make the Gold Coast the safest place to live, work, play and raise a family,” he said.

The 2017 Safer Suburbs Awards winners are:

Not-for-Profit Category – Gold Coast Community Legal Centre

This centre provides free legal advice to those who need assistance with legal matters.

Individual Category – Acting Sergeant Tracey Clouston

A/Sgt Clouston is Secretary for the Crime Stoppers Coolangatta-Tweed Division and has worked with PCYC to create a homeless youth crisis centre network including successfully obtaining a grant for young people to attend free fitness classes.

Business Category – Men of Business

In the last six years, this business has assisted around 1000 ‘at risk’ coast young men through an eight-week mentoring program. The program assists young men to learn, trust, communicate and deal with emotions and anger management and navigate through their journey to adulthood.

Project Category – SAVE 2017

This project recently culminated in an event for 250 students from three local schools, learning about safety including on the roads, the beaches and in natural disasters.

Meritorious Award – Mr Allan Howard

Mr Howard was nominated by Gold Coast District Neighbourhood watch for his outstanding commitment and dedication to the program. He has been integral in promoting important safety messages through a number of initiatives including Fraud and Cyber Crime Forums and a Disaster Survival Forum. He participated in the City of Gold Coast’s Volunteer Graffiti Removal Program and Youth Justice conferences.


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