PAYCE has signed on as a Foundation Participant to a new Women’s Safety Charter that aims to make Sydney a safer place for women and girls to live.

The Greater Sydney Commission, in collaboration with Transport for NSW and the Committee for Sydney, launched the Charter to mark International Women’s Day.

The Greater Sydney Women’s Safety Charter aims to bring together businesses, government agencies, peak bodies and not for profit organisations to take collective action that improves the safety of women and girls in Greater Sydney.

The Charter will assist participants plan, promote, design and operate places where women of all ages feel safer.

PAYCE Director Dominic Sullivan said that every woman and girl should feel safe when moving around the city.

“We are pleased to sign up to a collaboration project which can make a real difference to the daily lives of women and girls.”

Mr Sullivan said safety was also a key consideration when planning and designing major urban renewal projects.

“As a property company, we want to create places where all residents can feel safe, especially women and girls,’’ he said.

Mr Sullivan said thoughtful planning could make a significant difference when undertaking an urban renewal project like the PAYCE project Melrose Park.

The project will include around 6,000 new apartments, a town centre and retail village, community amenities and significant parklands.

Melrose Park will also create 10,000 jobs in construction and create more than 1,500 permanent new jobs.

Greater Sydney Commission Chief Commissioner Lucy Turnbull said although Greater Sydney is one of the safest cities in the world, more needs to be done to ensure everyone feels safe, confident and included so they can fully participate in city life.

“This brings wider social, cultural and productivity benefits,” Ms Turnbull said.

For more information on the Women’s Safety Charter…