Crime prevention

Crime prevention

Good neighbourhoods

Locals have the chance to get expert safety advice while enjoying a bite to eat at our 2014 series of good neighbourhood barbecues from late October through November.

As part of the City’s efforts to promote a sense of community and safety, the barbecues will feature talks from local police, healthcare representatives and City staff about crime prevention, security initiatives and events and activities in the local area.

The events will also feature family-friendly activities including a saxophone trio, a clown and native animal displays.

City staff will host the barbecues, serving sausage sandwiches and veggie burgers from the City’s mobile barbecue trailer.

At the Ward Park barbecue in Surry Hills, on Sunday 23 November, representatives from Transport NSW will be on hand to answer questions about the CBD and South East Light Rail project.

When and where are the Good Neighbourhood BBQs?

  • Glebe: Foley Park, Cnr Glebe Point and Pyrmont Bridge Roads, Sunday 26 October 11am
  • Redfern: Poet’s Corner Morehead Street, Wednesday 29 October 5pm
  • Miller’s Point: Village Green, Argyle Place, Sunday 2 November 11am
  • Pyrmont: Pirrama Park, Pirrama Road, Wednesday 5 November, 5pm
  • Alexandria: Alexandria Park, Buckland Street, Sunday 9 November 11am
  • Zetland: Tote Park, Cnr Joynton Ave and Wolseley Grove, Wednesday 12 November 5pm
  • Ultimo: Fig Lane Reserve, Cnr Fig Lane, Jones St and Bulwara Rd, Sunday 16 November 11am
  • Rosebery: Kimberley Grove, 83-93 Dalmeny Ave, Wednesday 19 November 5pm
  • Surry Hills: Ward Park, Cnr Marlborough and Devonshire streets, Sunday 23 November 11am

Working together to beat crime

Millions of people who live, work in or visit Sydney find it to be a very safe place. However, crime does occur here, as it does in every major city.

The City of Sydney consistently supports programs and services to increase safety in the local area. We also work with local businesses, police and the community to ensure our city is as secure and trouble-free as possible.

Find out more about what we do to keep you safe.

The City has established crime prevention plans and campaigns, which have measurable results. According to recent figures, theft in the City area has dropped by as much as 24% (Source: the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research). We are proud of our efforts to combat crime and will continue to strive for improved results.

Everyone in the community has a role to play when it comes to public safety. Find out what you can do to help prevent crime in your local area. Opportunistic crime can be significantly reduced when residents are smart around their homes, cars and with their personal belongings.

Last updated: Thursday, 23 October 2014