Recently completed lighting upgrades will help to enhance the safety and amenity of Moe’s Apex Park.
Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing and Latrobe City Council Mayor Cr Kellie O’Callaghan recently visited Apex Park in Moe to celebrate the completion of the project.
The project was made possible by a $60,000 Community Safety Infrastructure Grant from the Victorian Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program. Council provided a further $29,384 in funding, with in-kind support for civil works project management and community engagement.
Nineteen lights have been installed throughout the park’s playground, picnic areas and nature play space, which features wooden animal carvings and a tree house.
Apex Park is frequently used by families and hosts large community events, including the annual Bonfire Night in November each year, attracting large numbers of visitors to the region.
The upgrades will help increase confidence for community members using the space and make it more accessible heading into the end of daylight savings.
The project also provided economic benefits to the local community through employment and the engagement of local contractors and suppliers.
Since 2015, the Victorian Government has provided more than $2.6 million in grant funding for 27 crime prevention projects in Latrobe City to support safety and security upgrades across the community.
Through its Building Safer Communities Program, the Government is continuing to provide grants for Victorian councils and community organisations to deliver innovative projects to address the causes of crime and improve community safety.
As stated by Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins
“Our outdoor spaces are more important than ever, so it is great to support the community to feel safe in their local parks and playgrounds.”
As stated by Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing
“It is important Victorian families can feel safe when spending time out in their community. Apex Park is a great place for picnics, playing and for the Bonfire Night celebrations.”
“Upgrades like this help to improve community safety for locals and visitors to the area, so more people can enjoy Moe’s great outdoor spaces.”
As stated by Mayor of Latrobe City, Cr Kellie O’Callaghan
“Improving safety and accessibility is a priority for Latrobe City Council, helping to enhance community spaces and increase liveability.”
“Thanks to the support of the Victorian Government, the Moe Apex Park Public Safety Lighting Project will deliver benefits to our community and visitors to the region at the park for years to come.”
Image: Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing and Mayor of Latrobe City, Cr Kellie O’Callaghan at Apex Park.