Local Government Safe Cities Network

The National Local Government Drug and Alcohol Committee was renamed to reflect the environment of local government responsibilities in supporting community health, wellbeing and safety.

The Local Government Safe Cities Network (LGSCN) will have a focus on collaborative activities that facilitates sharing of information and strategies that support local government action, such as:

  • Crowded places (CCTV, managing anti-social behaviour, safe spaces and places)
  • Safe design (CPTED)
  • Support and development of night time economies
  • Federal government advocacy and information on developments surrounding community health and safety.

The LGSCN will continue to provide its research project aimed at capturing the scale, diversity and direction of development of local, state and national night time economy activity in Australia. 

The 2016 and 2017 iterations are currently underway, with 88 major city councils included in the project. Results provide insights into the numbers of employees, businesses and sales across a range of organisations predominantly active in the evening and night time (across the ANZSIC codes of Drink, Entertainment and Food businesses).

The research is reported at National and State and Local levels, with an online profiler tool available to members to access online data and graphs as required.

The Local Government Safe Cities Network is offering new categories of membership to local councils interested in receiving access to the research, or participating more broadly in the activities of the group, set out below:                                   

Council type

Full membership

NTE research access only

Metropolitan Council



Regional Council




Please contact the LGSCN Secretariat for further information on membership and activities of the LGSCN.