The City of Sydney has a serious commitment to making Kings Cross a safer and more inviting place at night. The City's Cultural and Community Services Committee has recommended investing $2.5 million in a series of actions designed to curb anti-social behaviour.
Our work in Kings Cross includes:
- Creating signs for licenced premises which clearly display the conditions of their DAs, including trading hours and patron capacity;
- Providing a factsheet to residents with comprehensive information on reporting late night trading issues and improving the City of Sydney's 'out of hours' complaint system;
- Opening a Tourist Information Kiosk in Springfield Mall until 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights;
- Boosting the number of Precinct Ambassadors providing visitor support services on the streets of Kings Cross on Friday and Saturday nights;
- Installing new wayfinding signage directing visitors to transport and services and giving them information about public transport hours;
- Installing portable urinals in locations that have problems with public urination;
- Enhancing CCTV coverage with nine cameras now monitored 24 hours a day;
- Funding additional Kings Cross Compliance and Enforcement Team officers to provide a visible presence and proactive responses in Kings Cross on Friday and Saturday nights.
The City is also deploying variable message signs providing information about transport and services, improving street lighting, securing taxi ranks, installing new bins, and making sure Bayswater Road looks its best through pavement maintenance and greening projects.
These actions are among those the City has agreed to undertake as part of the Kings Cross Management Plan that the State Government is currently finalising.
We are also providing $120,000 to the Potts Point Partnership for the upcoming Kings Cross Festival - a series of events, exhibitions and celebrations that promote the diversity of attractions in Kings Cross.