Council welcomes funding for Camms Road precinct

Issued Wednesday 20 December 2017

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Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera MP with City of Casey Councillors Rosalie Crestani and Susan Serey at the funding announcement on Tuesday morning.

The City of Casey will undertake safety and amenity upgrades to the Camms Road Shopping Strip following a funding announcement from the State Government this morning.

The Victorian Government announced $177,045 in Public Safety Infrastructure Funding which will allow Council to undertake improvements to revitalise the Cranbourne precinct, with Council to also contribute more than $37,000 to the project.

The upgrades will include the installation of a new footpath and new kerbs, upgrades to seating and seating nodes, improved signage and the replacement of rubbish bins and the bicycle rack.

City of Casey Mayor Cr Geoff Ablett welcomed the announcement and said it will be fantastic to see these works take place.

“We are thrilled to hear that our grant application was successful. Council is looking forward to putting it to good use by undertaking environmental, security and general amenity improvements to increase the perception of safety in this public space, further demonstrating our commitment to creating Australia’s most liveable city,” he said.

“Council has listened to the community as well as the precinct’s traders and customers, and we have been a strong advocate for crime prevention which is evident in these type of successful grant applications.

A detailed design and consultation process will take place between Council and shop owners and traders.

Cr Ablett added that Council officers will work closely with the tenants to ensure that the outcome of the redesign will be of equal benefit to customers, business people and the wider community.

“We will continue to listen and advocate for funding and support wherever we can to ensure our community isn’t left behind.”

Cr Ablett said these improvements will ensure that local residents can take pride in their community, support the local economy and will help to further achieve a sense of pride in this important local shopping centre.

“The works will help improve the perception of safety in Camms Road, and improve its appeal as a local community destination for food, personal services and a place to catch up with friends; helping surrounding businesses as well as their customers,” he said.

Camms Road is one centre that will receive ongoing backing through a Council initiative which seeks to support local activity centres to thrive.

Works are expected to commence in October next year and will be part of the 2018/19 Capital Works Program.