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Harriet Shing MP:
Lighting Gives New Life to Traralgon Parks

New lighting funded.

By Portal Admin - 17th January 2021 - Back to News

Two of Traralgon’s public reserves have taken on new life after dark thanks to new lighting funded by the Andrews Labor Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program.

The new lights have been installed at Agnes Brereton Reserve and the Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve to help the community feel safer and deter crime.

At Agnes Brereton Reserve 10 lights have been built along the pedestrian pathway circuit, boosting visibility for those using the park in the early morning and evening.

Four lights were also installed at the Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve. Two are in the car park area and two are on the pathway leading to the information shelter and toilet block. They will make it safer for those using the area at night and for twilight activities such as weddings, music and community events.

Latrobe City Council was awarded a $151,232 Public Safety Infrastructure Fund Grant in 2018-19 for the project, through the stat government’s Community Crime Prevention Program.

Since 2015, the stat government’s Community Crime Prevention Program has provided more than $40 million in grants to support almost 800 projects to increase safety and community confidence in public places across Victoria, with over $2 million in grant funding to support 26 projects in the Latrobe Local Government Area.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins

"All communities need safe, accessible open spaces that they can feel comfortable using, even after dark.

"The Victorian Government will continue working with communities, councils and police to identify and address these kinds of local safety issues through the Community Crime Prevention Program."

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

"These new lights give our local community more chances to enjoy two of Traralgon’s favourite recreational reserves."

"This investment will help those using the reserves to feel safer in the mornings and evenings and will deter any crime in the area."


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