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Golden Plains Shire Council keeps a close eye on Public Safety

Golden Plains Shire Council has made the most of 2014/15 Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants from the Department of Justice.

The grants, designed to assist councils in increasing community safety and confidence in public places, were awarded in May 2014 and works were completed on eight Golden Plains facilities by July this year. 

The project involved installation of lighting and security infrastructure at five recreation reserves and three community facilities, with the aim of reducing crime and improving community safety and confidence.

Council worked with community groups and committees of management from the facilities to determine the areas where improvements were most vital.

Works were completed on the following facilities: Inverleigh Amenity Block, Inverleigh Sporting Complex, Leighdale Equestrian Centre, Linton Recreation Reserve, Meredith Interpretive Centre, Smythesdale Well, Teesdale Recreation Reserve and Woady Yaloak Recreation Facility.

Mayor, Cr Des Phelan, reinforced the importance of community safety to Council, “It is essential that we continue to be active in ensuring our growing community feels safe in public facilities.”

“Council and staff will continue to focus on the development of public safety and security infrastructure to improve public safety wherever possible.”

“These works provided an additional benefit of improving safety for community members and volunteers leaving the facilities at night,” Cr Phelan said.