Safer Cities: Her Way

Safer Cities: Her Way is a collaborative partnership program between Transport for NSW and a number of pilot councils across NSW.

The program will deliver demonstration projects aimed at improving the perception of safety for women, girls and gender diverse people when walking or moving to, through and within public spaces and transport hubs.

The demonstration projects are a way to test how to make public spaces feel safer. Each project will be developed through co-design workshops with local communities and designed to reflect local place identity and character. The projects will be evaluated for their effectiveness and insights will be used to build the case for longer-term change. Once complete, each project will develop a detailed case study that will be shared in the Great Places Toolkit.

We’re working closely with partner councils across Sydney and regional NSW, including:

  • Bayside Council
  • Blacktown City Council
  • Central Coast Council
  • City of Canterbury Bankstown 
  • City of Sydney
  • Cumberland City Council
  • Fairfield City Council
  • Griffith City Council
  • Lismore City Council
  • Wollongong City Council.

Councils will trial initiatives that reflect each community’s sense of place, while helping improve perceptions of safety in public spaces for women, girls and gender diverse people.

More information on the partnering councils Safer Cities: Her Way demonstration projects will be available soon.

Safer Cities: Her Way is delivering public space improvements across NSW under the Safer Cities program by Transport for NSW.

To find out more about the Safer Cities: Her Way Program, download the Safer Cities: Her Way frequently asked questions (PDF, 137.34 KB) document.

More information

If you have any other questions or would like more information on the program, please email the team at:

Please note that since the 1 April 2022 the Public Spaces branch from the Department of Planning and Environment was transitioned to TfNSW and renamed Cities Revitalisation and Place. The ‘Contact us’ mailboxes and are managed by the Cities Revitalisation and Place team.