Ipswich revellers amongst best-behaved during Safe Night Out
IPSWICH is standing out for all the right reasons as the State Government's Safe Night Precinct project enters its second month.
The Queensland Times reveals the exclusive figures today as it starts the Hands Off anti-violence campaign.
Just 34 infringements were handed out in Ipswich's first month of the program.
Police served 10 bans, 22 public nuisance notices and two move on notices between October 1 and 28.
Ipswich had the lowest total number of notices issued and the second least amount of precinct bans.
Of the 1779 notices given across the 15 sites, Surfers Paradise topped the ladder with 128 bans, 172 public nuisance notices and 43 move on notices for a total of 343.
Across the 10 regional precincts, Airlie Beach was the stand-out with 82 bans making up its 125 infringements.
The four-year $44 million State Government strategy focuses on wiping out drunken late-night violence through education, the safe night precincts and other programs.
Safe Night Out executive responsible officer Assistant Commissioner Mike Condon said Ipswich's figures were surprising.
"Despite their (police) very aggressive patrolling and interaction with the public - the numbers are extremely low," he said.
"That is good for us and good for the community."
The architect of the strategy, Brisbane Central MP Robert Cavallucci, said it was too soon to tell if the precincts would make a difference.
"It's probably in line with expectations and it's going extremely well in terms of the issuing of the banning notices," Mr Cavallucci said.