The Andrews Labor Government is investing in upgrades to improve safety and encourage more people to use public spaces in Hawkesdale and help cut down on crime.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced $44,800 in funding for Moyne Shire Council for their Lighting Up Hawkesdale project.
This funding grant will assist with the installation of 11 new streetlights to complement existing lighting in identified streets in the Hawkesdale township to better assist pedestrian and cycling movements.
The new lighting will improve community participation and confidence in accessing public spaces 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 Moyne Shire Council to help increase public safety in Hawkesdale.”
“This project will open up Hawkesdale and increase natural surveillance of public spaces. 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.”