The Andrews Labor Government is investing in upgrades to improve safety and encourage more people to use the Camms Road shops and help cut down on crime.

Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera today announced $177,000 in funding for the City of Casey to deliver improved amenities and lighting in the popular shopping strip.

Over the next year the space will be redesigned, new lighting and better signage will be installed to attract community members to the area, who might previously have stayed away.

This delivers recommendations made in a Victoria Police safety audit of the shopping strip earlier this year.

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 Labor Government’s $19.4 million investment in its Community Crime Prevention Program, aimed at tackling crime and its root causes.

This funding is on top of the record $2 billion investment made by the Labor Government for police resourcing across Victoria, including the allocation 31 police for Casey announced earlier this year.

Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera

“We are proud to be partnering with the City of Casey to help increase public safety in Cranbourne.”

“This project will energise the Camms Road shopping strip. It will mean that women, families, and the wider community can feel safer spending time in this local 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.”