Preventing sexual violence
We're working on a Sexual Violence Prevention Action Plan to focus on the attitudes and behaviours that cause sexual violence. We have recruited a new full-time role to lead this work.
We've also created a Safer Venues Coordinator. This role will work with RespectED and Hospitality NZ to prevent sexual harm in licensed venues.
If you're interested in getting involved with the sexual violence prevention mahi, email pōneke.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our street community
Our streets are for everyone. We need to look after vulnerable residents and ensure our streets are safe, clean and accessible for all. We take a partnership approach to supporting Wellington's street community.
Our Hāpai Ake Community Wellbeing team monitors our streets, and talks to local businesses and building owners. They also connect vulnerable people with support services and discourage anti-social behaviour.
We also work with DCM to support the most marginalised people in Wellington. We fund the Assertive Outreach Programme, where teams go out on the streets and connect with rough sleepers. They aim to increase their mana by ensuring they're housed, connected, valued, and thriving in their community.
Find out what we’re doing about homelessness.
Using CCTV cameras
We use our network of CCTV cameras to improve safety, collect data and understand what's going on in the city. We support agencies to prevent crime and reduce harm including NZ Police, community controls and Hāpai Ake.
Read our Through the lens of CCTV news article.
Know your city limit campaign
This campaign is a bright orange reminder that the central city is an alcohol ban area, and that the fine for breaching that is $250. The purpose of the campaign is to increase awareness of the ban area and to educate people who are new to the city.
This work is supported by New Zealand Police who have increased their active enforcement of the alcohol ban in the central city.