Sunshine’s Dawson Street To Become Safer

A Victorian Government grant of $250,000 will help increase community safety and pedestrian access around Dawson Street in Sunshine.

Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman MP today announced funding for the project under the latest round of the
government’s Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants program.

The Brighter Sunshine Dawson Street Public Realm Upgrade project will revamp the street, making it safer and more
attractive to the public.

The proposed safer design improvements include better footpaths linking the Hampshire Road shopping strip, the
Sunshine Leisure Centre and the Sunshine shopping centre and transport interchange.

There will also be a 50-metre pedestrian shelter with LED strip lighting, new streetlights and an upgrade of the
council car park.

Brimbank City Council’s proposed improvements to transform the street will encourage people to use the area more,
which will help decrease crime and anti-social behaviour.

The government has awarded $2.5 million to 14 Victorian infrastructure projects to help prevent crime and support
local safety.

Funded projects range from CCTV installations, lighting upgrades and safer urban design projects.

The Public Safety Infrastructure Fund is part of the government’s $5.8 million investment in community crime
prevention, which works to tackle crime and its root causes.

The funding supports projects that limit the impacts of crime on the community through preventative rather than
punitive measures.

Quotes attributable to Member for St Albans, Natalie Suleyman

“The Victorian Government is committed to reducing violence and crime across the state today announcing funding
for 14 local crime prevention infrastructure projects.”

“Brimbank City Council’s Dawson Street Upgrade project will help improve the safety of the Sunshine community.”

“With Dawson Street linking a number of public areas, this funding is vital in the upgrade of the street to become a
functioning and safe area for all members of the public.”

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