The NSW Government has committed to a budget of $100 million to improve safety for women in both public spaces and in the home. The budget will include a $30 million allocation that will go towards improving street lighting and CCTV cameras in public places, with target locations for the project being in The Rocks and Parramatta.
Minister for Women’s Safety and the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence Natalie Ward said in a social media post that the $30 million is to “prevent harassment on our local streets”.
Minister Ward said at a press conference today that the NSW government is “making sure we are listening to women and girls and providing safer cities”.
Proud to be joined by the @MarkSpeakman to announce an additional $69.6m from the Perrottet Gov for domestic and family violence victim survivors.
I especially acknowledge Amanda Morgan who is a victim-survivor and founder of ‘Make a Seat Australia’ for her continued advocacy. pic.twitter.com/3MZKasInX4