We want your voices to be at the forefront of planning safer cities and towns.

The Safer Cities Program will invest $30 million over two years to improve safety in our cities and towns, particularly for women, girls and gender diverse people. The program focuses on improving perceptions of safety and comfort of women and girls as they walk or cycle through and within public spaces, including our parks, open spaces, streets, laneways, plazas, as well as public transport stops like bus stops and train stations.

Public spaces are all places publicly owned or of public use, accessible and enjoyable by all for free. When we use the term walking, we mean any way to travel without a car or bike, inclusive of all abilities, such as using a wheelchair, or other type of mobility aid.

Tell us what you think

We welcome everyone over 16 years of age to provide feedback. You can complete a short anonymous 10-minute survey or share your ideas. Your feedback will help us to better understand the experiences that affect your sense of safety in and around public spaces and transport hubs.

Community input will help Transport for NSW deliver better infrastructure, amenities, design, and activations to help improve the community’s sense of safety in our cities and towns.

The consultation is open until 8 February 2023.

Thank you for your feedback

Thank you to everyone who participated. Read the Safer Cities Survey Report: Perceptions of safety in public spaces and transport hubs across NSW.

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Do you change how you travel because you’ve felt unsafe in the past?

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Total Votes: 3760

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Privacy collection notice

Have your say consultations are run by the NSW Department of Customer Service (McKell Building, 2-4 Rawson Place, Haymarket NSW 2000).

We are interested in hearing from the community and will use the information we collect from you to help develop the programs and services that NSW Government provides.

We are collecting only minimal personal information from you. We may collect basic information like your name and contact details, if you choose to provide them. You may provide some personal information in response to questions that we ask you. For example, we may ask you about your experiences or opinions about a particular topic.

Having your say is voluntary and you are not legally required to provide any personal information to us. For some consultations, though, you will not be able to have your say unless you agree to include your personal information.

If you do provide personal information to us, you have a right to access it, and can ask us to correct it if it is wrong.

We may share personal information you provide with other parts of the Department of Customer Service (for example, with our Data Analytics Centre) so that we can conduct analysis across all consultations and refine our engagement methodology.

Where we conduct a consultation with or on behalf of a partner agency, we would usually share the information that we collect with that agency. In this instance, we are running this consultation with:

  • Transport for NSW
  • Department of Planning and Environment

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You can contact our Privacy Coordinator by calling 13 77 88 or by emailing Privacy@customerservice.nsw.gov.au.