The Newcastle After Dark survey, commissioned by the local council, has found that most people are confident they will not experience threat or harm when heading out for a night in the city.
Over 70% of Novocastrians who completed the online survey said that they did not have any negative experiences on their last visit to Newcastle at night. Responders tend to agree that Newcastle at night is safe, inclusive, diverse and vibrant.
One of the main reasons people said they didn’t visit Newcastle at night was due to Parking difficulties and lack of transportation. Frequent and accessible public transport were also considered important in ensuring a safe night out.
The results of the survey will be used by Council’s Strategic Planning unit to inform future strategies and action plans. It is anticipated that the Newcastle After Dark survey will be conducted annually to track visitation to, and community perceptions of, Newcastle after dark.
For more information on the report visit newcastle.nsw.gov.au