The 2016 StreetCount
However, we have also seen an increase in the number of concerns from the community – including disability groups – around amenity, pedestrian flow, and aggressive begging. Concerns received increased from 52 in 2014 to 630 in 2016. In addition, our officers routinely remove an average of 150kg of unattended belongings per week.
From 16 February until 17 March 2017 we invited the community to share their views on the proposed amendments to the Activities Local Law 2009.
We received 2556 submissions, including:
- 717 formal submissions from individuals, community and government agencies in accordance with the statutory public notice requirements
- 1637 responses to our online survey
- 202 responses from face-to-face targeted engagement, including people who are experiencing homelessness, our Homelessness Advisory Committee, businesses, disability groups, and homelessness service providers.
All submissions and feedback received during the consultation period (16 February - 17 March 2017) were considered by Council’s Submissions (Section 223) Committee via a Submissions (Section 223) Committee Report, which was prepared to assist the Committee to consider its recommendations to Council. This report provides a high level analysis and summary of the submission and engagement process, and includes the documents listed in the document library below.
All written submissions received were also provided and are included in the document library below.
The Committee met on 30 March and 6 April 2017 to hear from people who nominated to address the Committee.
The Submissions (Section 223) Committee is an advisory committee of Council. This means it cannot make any decisions; it can only make recommendations to Council. The membership of the Committee comprises senior officers of the Council. Councillors are not members of the Committee. Meetings of the Committee are open to members of the public.