Master plan to increase safety at Ross Reserve

An Andrews Labor Government grant of $245,000 will help increase community safety within Ross Reserve, home toNoblePark’s new skate park, Community Centre and Aquatic Centre.

Member for Keysborough Martin Pakula today announced funding for the project under the latest round of Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants.

The Noble Park Master Plan project will overhaul the reserve, complementing the safety initiatives outlined in the Ross Reserve Master Plan, making the area more attractive to the public.

The Noble Park Master Plan’s safer design improvements include new paths with lighting through the urban park, connecting it to the skate park and Aquatic Centre.

There will also be a new kiosk at the skate park and upgraded LED lighting outside the community centre increasing public safety at both facilities.

The City ofGreater Dandenong’s proposed improvements to transform the area will encourage people to use the reserve more and decrease crime and anti-social behaviour.

The government has awarded $2.5 million to 14 Victorian infrastructure projects to help prevent crime and enhance community safety.

Funded projects range from CCTV installations, lighting upgrades and safer urban design projects.

The Public Safety Infrastructure Fund is part of the government’s $5.8 million investment in community crime prevention, which works to tackle crime and its root causes.

The funding supports projects that limit the impacts of crime on the community through preventative rather than punitive measures.

 Quotes attributable to Member for Keysborough Martin Pakula

“The Andrews Government is proud to be funding 14 new local crime prevention infrastructure projects to help reduce crime throughout Victoria.”

“The City of Greater Dandenong’s Noble Park Master Plan project will help improve safety around important community facilities.”

“This funding will encourage the community to take pride, and feel safer, in Ross Reserve while also reducing opportunities for crime and anti-social behaviour.”