Fixit project

By Kirsty Ross
HOBSONS Bay City Council reports it has fixed the streetscape deficiencies in Altona Meadows and Seabrook.
Council said the areas are now safer since it addressed problems identified in a community safety audit.
Residents and Victoria Police conducted the audits earlier this year.
The audits identified 274 items needing attention, including cracked footpaths, broken lights, overgrown trees and insufficient lighting in reserves.
Council planned as soon as possible to sort out eight outstanding items, mainly relating to footpath maintenance.
Hobsons Bay mayor Renee Caruana said the community safety audits had been a great success.
“Following the success of audits conducted as part of the Laverton Together Project, council decided to conduct a similar program in the Altona Meadows and Seabrook areas,” she said.
“It was very pleasing to see residents taking such pride in their community by taking part in the safety audits, and being conscious of their own safety, and the safety of others,” Cr Caruana said.
“I have received much positive feedback, and this model can even be adopted in small areas across the city.”
Consultations were held with local residents, Neighbourhood Watch, Victoria Police and representatives from Altona Green Neighbourhood House, Altona Meadows Community Centre and Seabrook Community Centre.

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