Sunshine Coast Council
In a stark and ongoing reminder that home and household violence is an unwelcome scourge in our neighborhood, Sunshine Coast Council has put in and unveiled 4 vivid purple benches throughout the area.
The Crimson Bench undertaking is the brainchild of not-for-profit charity the Crimson Rose Basis, which began the marketing campaign within the hope that the benches will increase public consciousness and supply a possibility to remind folks of the unacceptable presence of home and household violence in communities.
Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson mentioned council had put in 4 purple benches situated at Nambour, Alexandra Headland, Caloundra and Maleny.
“Every bench delivers a easy message on a plaque; ‘Change the ending: let’s cease home violence,’” Mayor Jamieson mentioned.
“I sincerely hope these benches not solely present consolation for a lot of passers-by, but in addition spark questions, conversations and reflection to assist us to eradicate the incidence of home and household violence.
“There isn’t a room for home and household violence in our society.
“It has to cease and each single one in all us can take accountability for our personal actions and lead by instance.”
Crimson Rose Basis Chief Govt Betty Taylor mentioned she was happy to see Sunshine Coast Council be a part of different native authorities areas in proudly displaying the purple benches.
“Our aim is for each single native authorities in Australia to have a purple bench of their neighborhood,” Ms Taylor mentioned.
“Everybody locally has a accountability to play a task in elevating consciousness towards home and household violence.
“We really hope these benches make a distinction to others, as one demise from home and household violence is one too many.”
Sunshine Coast Council Group Portfolio Councillor David Regulation mentioned he hoped the Crimson Bench undertaking impressed others throughout the neighborhood to create their very own purple benches to extend the attention of home and household violence.
“Coolum is a positive instance of paving the best way, with the Coolum Crimson Bench an initiative between native artists Jacque Sanderson and John Fuller, plus native solicitor Ray Barber,” Cr Regulation mentioned.
“It’s terrific when the neighborhood comes collectively for such an vital trigger.
“Home and household violence is a key focus space in our Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041, which council is dedicated to addressing by way of partnership, collaboration, advocacy and direct motion.”
Ms Sanderson mentioned she was humbled to work on the Coolum community-led undertaking.
“The seats are deliberately positioned in direction of the general public to supply aesthetic amenity to the neighborhood,” Ms Sanderson mentioned.
“That is artwork for all who stroll within the neighborhood, not simply the patron.
“It’s for the general public to embrace as a spot for relaxation, assembly or change,” Ms Sanderson mentioned.