Clayton’s Mary Street laneways are better connecting facilities thanks to a Victorian Government grant aimed at improving safety and security for the local community.
Parliamentary Secretary for Justice Ben Carroll today officially unveiled the improvements in the Mary Street, Carnish Road and Clayton Road laneways.
The refurbishment of the laneways included new lighting, landscaping and murals, reinvigorating the area for users.
The government provided $250,000 towards the project, courtesy of a crime prevention grant to Monash City Council, which also contributed more than $145,000.
The refurbishment has improved visibility in the laneways and better connected the Monash Hospital, Monash University, local schools and shops.
These improvements will give more people the confidence to use the laneways, which in turn helps reduce the risk of crime and anti-social behaviour.
These important laneways are now more welcoming, which is evident by the increase in activity and traffic through them.
Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for Justice Ben Carroll
“These improvements will ensure that everyone feels more confident using this area to access the hospital, university, local schools and shops.”
“The new lighting, landscaping and murals have improved the look and feel of Clayton’s Mary Street laneways, attracting more people to the area, which we know reduces anti-social behaviour.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Clarinda Hong Lim
“This transformation has created more vibrant and appealing laneways, encouraging people to use the space, making it safer for everyone.”
“I thank Monash City Council for all the work they have done to help prevent crime in these Clayton laneways and the greater Monash area.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020