The installation of new lighting in Benalla West aims to reduce incidents of crime and vandalism in the area.May 14, 2014 3:11am
Benalla Rural City Mayor Barbara Alexander and State Member for Benalla Bill Sykes are looking forwad to upgrades to lighting in Benalla West
The installation of new lighting in Benalla West neighbourhood pathways and parkland will decrease incidents of crime and vandalism in the area, according to State Member for Benalla Bill Sykes.
Parkland and pathways in area will benefit from funding of $73
Dr Sykes said this funding would enable the installation of new pole-top solar lighting in the Benalla West area.
“This is fantastic news for this area as support for this project has been sought over many years and as I recall it was raised with me some time ago at a community barbecue,’’ he said.
“Local resident Nicole Turvey and the Getting Ahead facilitators have been instrumental in driving this project through the coordination of a petition for safety improvements in Benalla West and I congratulate them on their efforts.
“Waminda Community House will also see the benefit of this project being located close to where the safety lighting is to be installed.
“The lighting will also improve general safety in the area for the benefit of local residents.”
Benalla Rural City Mayor Barbara Alexander said the application for lighting had been supported by council.
“The council was pleased to support this application and congratulations to the local residents who have worked hard on an important initiative,’’ Cr Alexander said.
PSIF grants provide councils with the funding and the support to build safer communities, to improve confidence in public places, and to reduce opportunities for crime and antisocial behaviour.
“Local people are best placed to come up with local solutions for crime problems in their area, and this latest initiative for Benalla West is a great example of that,” Dr Sykes said.
The grants provide funding for infrastructure projects that improve community safety, security and confidence in public places.
“With the strong support of local council, this project will help to make our community safer and deliver better outcomes for everyone in the area,” Dr Sykes said.
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