The ‘Red Bench’ which was launched last month will be a permanent and visible reminder of Greater Springfield’s commitment to helping bring an end to domestic and family violence.
The bench was unveiled at Orion Springfield Central with Community leaders and stakeholders along with Red Rose Foundation CEO, Betty Taylor were on hand to witness the unveiling of the new bench.
State Member for Jordan, Charis Mullen said the ‘Red Bench’ was an important reminder that domestic and family violence is happening in our community and we all have a role to play in ending it.
“The Red Bench initiative was started by the Red Rose Foundation and there are now more than 300 benches installed across Australia,” Ms Mullen said.
“A number of us felt very strongly that we needed to have a Red Bench in Greater Springfield as a way of raising greater awareness of domestic and family violence in this community.
“It was wonderful to work alongside some strong advocates and supporters to get the bench installed.”
After several attempts to get a Red Bench on council land without much success in Springfield, Ms Mullen and DFV advocate Kath Manby from VM Family Law approached Mirvac who own the Orion Springfield Central shopping centre who agreed.