The Victorian Department of Justice has contributed $250,000 as part of its Public Safety Infrastructure Funding towards the Kelly Park Enhancement Project.
Kelly Park is an important community asset, being shared by a wide range of groups and located close to the heart of the Werribee City Centre. The park is used by both young and old and it has the potential to be a vibrant place for people to come together.
In August 2016 Council undertook initial consultation with groups that use Kelly Park and the message we received was that some people have safety concerns that are keeping them away from the park. This enhancement project will aim to address those concerns, by improving the look and feel of the area.
With the nearby Cherry St catalyst site set to be transformed by the development of a landmark building, the enhancement of Kelly Park will encourage more people to use the park and connect with other members of the community. Features include:
- Improvements to the public toilet facilities
- Improved landscaping
- Improved public paths, lightingm furniture & equipment.
- A vibrant place for people to come together
- Improved perceptions of safety
- Change to the mix of users and creating a sense of ownership of the area
- Crime prevention.
Expected Start Date: August 2017
Expected Completion Date: November 2018