The Andrews Labor Government is investing in upgrades to improve safety and encourage more people to use Colac Memorial Square and help cut down on crime.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced $109,000 in funding for Colac Otway Shire Council for their Lighting Up Colac Memorial Square project.
This funding grant will assist with the installation of new lighting and 5 CCTV cameras at Memorial Square in Colac.
The new lighting and cameras will improve community participation and confidence in accessing the public space and deter anti-social behaviour.
The project has received funding through the latest round of Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants, with 20 councils across Victoria to share in more than $3.4 million funding for 20 projects.
The Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants program supports projects that improve community safety and confidence in public places.
It is part of the Victorian Government’s $19.4 million investment in its Community Crime Prevention Program, aimed at tackling crime and its root causes.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP
“The Andrews Labor Government is proud to be partnering with Colac Otway Shire Council to help increase public safety in Colac.”
“This project will open up Memorial Square and increase natural surveillance of the area. This means women, families, and the wider community can feel safer using this space.”
“We are delivering a record $2 billion to recruit more police and deliver stronger laws, but these grants recognise the importance of the community’s input in enhancing safety at a local level.”