Wollondilly Council signs Greater Sydney Women’s Safety Charter

Wollondilly Council signs Greater Sydney Women’s Safety Charter

Posted on: 10.03.2020

Ongoing safety for women and girls as they move around and take part in community life has been an important focus for Wollondilly Council this International Women’s Day.

After participating in the development of a Greater Sydney Women’s Safety Charter through workshops with the Greater Sydney Commission, Wollondilly is the first Council to sign the Charter and so far the only Council to take part.

Developed collaboratively with the input of 80 organisations across Greater Sydney, the Charter was officially launched on Friday for International Women’s Day.

Mayor Matthew Deeth said, “The safety of women and girls needs to be considered as we develop policies and practices, service planning and delivery.”

“We want women and girls to feel safer and more confident to participate in the social, economic and cultural life of Greater Sydney and of course, here in Wollondilly.”

“Our Council is committed to the important principles which the Charter embodies and we will endeavour to support these principles through action in our organisation, making life even better for everyone in our community.”

“The Picton Civic Precinct Redevelopment is just one opportunity ahead where we need to incorporate women’s safety as a design consideration,” he said.

Wollondilly Council already does a number of things that align with the Charter, such as contributing to the Camden Wollondilly Domestic Violence Committee and committing to long term lobbying for better public transport options in the Shire.

More information about the Charter is available at https://www.greater.sydney/womens-safety-charter