Swan Hill residents will feel safer thanks to an upgrade to the Riverfront Precinct supported by a $229,229 grant through the Andrews Labor Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program.
Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp today visited the newly completed work at Riverside Park.
The Swan Hill Riverfront Precinct upgrade includes 35 new lighting structures and 300 metres of new concrete paths to improve feelings of safety and encourage more residents to visit at night.
The riverfront includes a skate park, an adventure play precinct and the Yamagata Japanese Garden. It is a vital link between the Swan Hill CBD and surrounding amenities, including Big 4 Riverside Park, community facilities and tourist attractions.
This grant funding has also enabled the Swan Hill Rural Council to engage a number of local businesses to deliver the project, providing employment opportunities in the region.
The new lighting and concrete path upgrades are located at:
- Riverside Park
- Monash Drive
- Yamagata Garden
Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins recently announced the Crime Prevention strategy, which is underpinned by a $30 million investment to address the root causes of crime.
Further grants are available through this strategy, with applications for the Building Safer Communities competitive grants opening on Monday 15 November 2021 and closing on Friday 11 February 2022.
Quote attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp
“Thanks to this grant, our Swan Hill community can enjoy a safer and more connected Riverfront. I can’t wait to see the benefits it brings residents and businesses.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins
“This is a great example of our crime prevention program supporting communities to thrive.
“The Swan Hill community deserve to feel safe and confident to enjoy their outdoor areas in the evenings – this upgrade to security will ensure they can.”