Forum focuses on Brunswick safety

Chris Hingston

CCTV cameras, street lighting and preventing violence against women are to be discussed at a Brunswick safety forum next week.

The community safety meeting follows the rape and murder of 29-year-old Jill Meagher in September. Ms Meagher’s death motivated tens of thousands to take part in two anti-violence marches on Sydney Road.

The forum will be hosted by federal Wills MP Kelvin Thomson and Brunswick MP Jane Garrett, with police, local council and community leaders invited to speak. A White Ribbon Australia representative will speak about how the community can help prevent violence against women.

Mr Thomson said the the aim was to bring the community together with the “common goal of making Brunswick a safer place”.

“This forum will give people in the community the opportunity to voice any concerns they may have,” he said.

The forum will be held at Brunswick Town Hall from 7pm on November 19.