Bayside Council is proud to be partnering with Transport for NSW on the Safer Cities: Her Way project.

Council has received a $1 million grant, over two years, to deliver pilot projects to trial and test interventions that will help to improve public spaces around transport hubs, such as train stations, to make them feel safer and more welcoming, particularly for women, girls and gender-diverse people.

Council is keen to hear from women, girls, and gender-diverse people about their experiences using these spaces. We are also seeking ideas and input to develop trial projects that aim to make Bayside feel safer for everyone.

If you are 13 years or older, and frequent any of the areas below, we would love to hear from you:

  • Arncliffe Train Station
  • Mascot Train Station
  • Rockdale Train Station

You can provide feedback via the online surveys below, or register now to join us for one of our six (6) “Walkshops.”

Online surveys for Arncliffe Station, Mascot Station and Rockdale Station areas have closed.

Walkshops have all been completed.

Community Walkshops

What is a walkshop?

Instead of sitting in a room to discuss your concerns, we are asking you to join us on a walk around the streets surrounding your local train station. On the walk, you will be able to share your experiences, where and why you feel unsafe or vulnerable and discuss your ideas for improvements.

Listening to your experience will give us a better understanding of your needs and concerns. Your feedback and insights will help shape trial interventions to help improve perceptions of safety in our community.

Council will host two walkshops at each of the three locations. One during the day, and one during the evening.

It is important that we hear from people of all ages, needs and backgrounds.

Who can join the walk?

All women, girls and gender-diverse people aged 13 and over. If you are aged between 13 and 15, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To ensure everyone gets an opportunity to participate, groups will be restricted to a max of 20 persons.

The selected participants will receive a $25 gift voucher.

Council will also provide light refreshments.

When and where we will walk:

ArncliffeWalkshop 1: Wednesday 31 May 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Walkshop 2: Thursday 8 June 6pm to 8pm
Click here to view the Walk Shop map for Arncliffe

MascotWalkshop 1: Tuesday 6 June 6pm to 8pm

Click here to view the walk shop map for Mascot

RockdaleWalkshop 1: Tuesday 16 May 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Walkshop 2: Thursday 1 June 6pm to 8pm
Click here to view the walk shop map for Rockdale

If you can’t make it to our Walkshops, you can contribute by completing one or more of the surveys below.

Submissions close 12 June 2023.

How will my feedback be used?

The information you provide will help shape pilot projects to improve the perception of safety and access to public space for women, girls and gender-diverse people in the local area.

Further information

For more information, please click here.


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If you would like the key documents, survey and registration form in another format, please contact us on 9562 1597.

Surveys and Walkshop Registration Form

The Walkshop Registration Form has now concluded

The Arncliffe Her Way Survey has now concluded

The Mascot Her Way Survey has now concluded

The Rockdale Her Way Survey has now concluded