Improving Kings Cross at night

Are you a residents or business owners in Kings Cross or Potts Point? If you have ideas about how we can improve the area at night, we'd like you to join us for a City of Sydney Workshop next Tuesday, 5 June.

Kings Cross is a beautiful and diverse neighbourhood. It has a strong local community, and its culture, cafes, bars and nightlife make it a must-see destination for many of Sydney's visitors.

Our research shows that there are as many people on the corner of Bayswater Road at 2am as Martin Place in peak hour - and with the crowds comes antisocial behaviour, as frustrated people from all over Sydney struggle to get home.

The impact is felt throughout the community, by residents, business owners, the police who patrol the streets and City staff who do the cleaning up.

To get Kings Cross working, we need a coordinated response - and to develop this, we need people who live, work and visit the area, council, government, police, businesses and landlords involved.

The City is already trialling measure such as increasing CCTV coverage, more public toilets and Precinct Ambassadors. We're also working with the State Government on issue like policing and transport.

We want to move beyond simply airing grievances by getting to work on real solutions to make the Cross better for everyone. I urge people to attend and come prepared with ideas for action.

At the Workshop, City staff will be joined by state government agencies, NSW Police and representatives from the hospitality industry.

If you'd like to register for the Workshop, please visit http://sydneyyoursay.com.au/late-night-kings-cross .

If you cannot join us for the Workshop, you can also contribute idea online.

I look forward to seeing you Tuesday.

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