A $31,410 Victorian Government grant to provide lighting at three skate parks across Bass Coast will help increase community safety and confidence.

Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing today announced funding for Bass Coast Shire Council under the latest round of the Andrews Government’s Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants program.

The Safety Lighting Bass Coast project will install lighting at Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cowes skate parks.

These areas are key recreation spaces in the municipality and have been identified by police, the Council and members of the community as having the greatest need for public safety through public lighting.

The Andrews Government has awarded $2.5 million to 14 Victorian infrastructure projects to help prevent crime and support local safety.

Funded projects range from CCTV installations and lighting upgrades to neighbourhood renewal projects as part of the Victorian Government’s $5.8 million investment in community crime prevention, which works to tackle crime and its root causes.

It is another way that the Andrews Government is reducing the impacts of crime on the community through preventative rather than punitive measures.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing

“Funding the lighting of the Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cowes skate parks will help to improve safety in the Bass Coast area.”

“True crime prevention begins when communities are involved. The Andrews Labor Government is providing the opportunity for local councils to partner with their local community to target crime in Bass Coast. Bass Coast Shire is one of 14 local councils to receive funding from the $2.5 million Victorian Government Public Safety Infrastructure Fund.”

“The Andrews Government is committed to delivering effective and evidence based crime prevention strategies to help reduce violence and crime across all areas of the community.”