Fairfield Council is partnering with Transport for NSW on the Safer Cities: Her Way program which will see a $1 million investment in Canley Vale aiming to improve feelings of safety, particularly for women and girls in public spaces.
About the Program
Safer Cities: Her Way is investing $10 million over two years to partner with 10 selected pilot councils across NSW to help improve feelings of safety in NSW cities and towns, particularly for women and girls moving about in public spaces near transport hubs. Fairfield City Council is one of 10 pilot councils in NSW partnering with Transport for NSW on the Safer Cities: Her Way program.
The program will engage women and girls to understand their feelings of safety when using public spaces and work directly with them to co-design and trial temporary improvements to the public spaces to help them feel safer.
Safer Cities: Her Way is part of the wider Safer Cities program led by Transport for NSW.
Engage with us
We asked for feedback on your experiences of safety in public spaces in Canley Vale, and you delivered. We recently held an online webinar to present back to you the findings of engagement and input from over 250 people on our survey, interactive map, pop-ups and walkshops. The webinar outlines what you told us about your feelings of safety in Canley Vale, your suggestions for temporary public spaces improvements and the next steps on this project. Thank you to everyone that contributed to this important work.
Click below to watch the recording of this webinar.
Click here to watch the Safer Cities Webinar
Following consultation with the community, these are the main ideas that you have said will help improve feelings of safety:
- More and different types of lighting
- Temporary activations
- Improve overall look and feel
- More public artwork
- Shopfront activation and night life
- More signage and wayfinding
- More surveillance
See below photos from some of our engagement activities: