Safer city for women and girls is safer city for everyone

The $30 million Safer Cities Program is putting the voices and experiences of women, girls and gender diverse people at the forefront of planning safe public spaces of the future.

As part of the Safer Cities Program, Transport for NSW has announced it will partner with several local councils to deliver the $10 million Her Way initiative over the next 18-months. Up to $1 million will be provided to each local council to make public spaces, including streets and public transport hubs, safer for women, girls and gender diverse people.

The Safer Cities Program will also deliver projects across train stations in Greater Sydney, and in Parramatta Park and The Rocks where extensive co-design has already taken place including night walks and workshops with women, girls and gender diverse people of all ages, needs and backgrounds. A public education campaign will also be launched in 2023 and focus on improving safety and reducing harassment.

The Program will also set a best practice framework for public space interventions for safety.

Whether it’s more lighting, wayfinding, public art, landscaping, education and awareness campaigns or other activations to create safe connections through parks, public places and around transport hubs – our aim is for women, girls and gender diverse people to feel safe to move around their local areas at any time of day.

Help us shape safer cities and towns for all

Transport for NSW is inviting people over 16 years of age to complete a short, anonymous 10-minute survey. The survey aims to better understand the experiences that affect your sense of safety in and around public spaces and transport hubs.

Have your say by Wednesday 25 January 2023. Click here to visit the survey at

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