Media Release: Boosting Community Safety in Kororoit


The Andrews Labor Government has announced funding for the ‘Light up Lake Caroline Stage 2’ project, improving perceptions of safety and community confidence in Caroline Springs.

Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz today announced a $105,000 grant for Lake Caroline in Caroline Springs, part of the latest round of the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF).

The investment will involve the installation of lighting around the perimiter of Lake Caroline in Caroline Springs to increase natural surveillance, and improve perceptions of safety to encourage greater use.

Additional lighting will encourage increased public use of the area at night to help deter crime. This project has been guided by Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles.

This grant funding will enable Melton City Council to engage a number of local and state-based contractors to deliver the project, generating positive employment outcomes.

Over the coming weeks millions of dollars’ worth of new PSIF projects will be announced as part of this year’s program.

Since July 2015, the Labor Government has provided more than $12.5 million in these grants to help support 78 infrastructure projects across Victoria.

The grants program supports infrastructure projects that improve community safety, security and confidence in public places as a part of the Labor Government’s $25 million investment in its Community Crime Prevention Program, this builds on the $19.4 million invested in the program in 2016–17.

This is in stark contrast to the Liberals, who when in government, failed to continue funding for crime prevention programs, leaving them in danger of lapsing.

Labor saved these grants when coming into office and have a proven track record of investing in crime prevention projects that are backed by evidence and supported by the community and Victoria Police.

 

Quotes attributable to Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz

“These public safety infrastructure grants help to increase community safety, security and confidence in public places and also encourage communities to actively contribute to community safety solutions in their local areas.”

“These projects will help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour by improving the design of the local environment, providing safer and more accessible areas for the people of Kororoit to enjoy.”

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