A neglected site next to a busy shared pathway in Holmesglen has been transformed into a vibrant community space with the help of a Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF) grant.

Monash City Council were awarded a $250,000 PSIF grant in 2015-16 to address a number of public safety issues at a site on Warrigal Road in Holmesglen. Council also contributed $283,000 to the project.

Located between a popular shopping strip and rail line linking to Holmesglen station, the site was regularly targeted by graffiti and vandalism, had poor lighting and sightlines and low perceptions of safety.

Working closely with Victoria Police, Monash City Council applied Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) measures to transform and activate the area which is now a vibrant community space.

The outcomes of the latest PSIF funding round have been announced. To view the successful projects, visit the funded projects page on this website.