Perhaps the programme ought to include Safety Rooms to be modelled on the safety house programme in residential areas of Launceston.
In conjunction with the safety rooms there could be the placement of Direct dial phones to taxi companies and the police operation room throughout the city.
Many years ago there were free taxi phones,which meant taxis knew to come to an unattended rank.
This would make people more comfortable about waiting on the street for a cab at night.
Very likely the necessary lines are still in place from these old phones and all that is required is reconnecting.