Community safety action plan

Community safety action plan


Following community consultation, the community safety action plan has been updated. View the updated plan

We invite your feedback on our draft community safety action plan.

The plan sets out our contribution to making Sydney a safe and resilient place to live, visit, work and study. It describes our commitment to safety and our areas of focus for the next 5 years.

Globally competitive cities are liveable cities, and safety is fundamental to the liveability of a city. The actual and perceived safety of our residents, businesses and visitors continues to be a priority for the City of Sydney.

Our priority areas for Sydney’s safety

The plan sets out 4 priority areas for action:

  • Safe streets and spaces: Working with partners to increase actual and perceived public safety in Sydney’s streets and spaces as well as management of lighting, CCTV, parks, footpaths graffiti and waste management.
  • Crime prevention and response: Contributing to reducing local crime and supporting initiatives that address domestic and family violence, sexual assault and safeguarding children from abuse.
  • Ready and resilient: Working together to better prepare for and respond to emergencies that may arise, and strengthening community resilience.
  • A safe global destination: Helping visitors and international students to feel welcome and experience the city safely, and promoting Sydney as a safe place to visit, study and invest.

How to give your feedback

You can view the draft plan and give your feedback by emailing or by post to: Senior Project Manager, Strategic Engagement and Community Relations, Town Hall House Level 7, 456 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000.

Consultation closes at 5pm on Tuesday 4 September 2018.

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation’s name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your submission.

Other ways to give your feedback

We want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to provide ideas and feedback.

If you prefer to talk to us in person, please contact the City of Sydney officer listed in contacts.

If you are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service  on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

Key dates

Public consultation period
14 August to 4 September 2018


Edward Greenaway
Project Manager

02 9265 9333

Last updated: Friday, 10 January 2020