A Liberal Nationals Government will make the Steve Moneghetti Track in Lake Wendouree safer with a $1.7 million grant towards timed, heritage lighting.
Installation of the lighting is part of a larger $6.9 million master plan by the Ballarat City Council for the site which will enable use of the track in the early morning and evening giving local residents more time to stay active.
Given the status of lighting at the track, there is a difficult environment for training and staying fit – especially in the winter months. Having these lights will significantly improve safety in the precinct and boost health and fitness.
Comments attributable to Leader of the Opposition, Matthew Guy:
“This funding for new lighting will make the track safer for everyone and will attract many more visitors.
It’s about time the iconic Steve Moneghetti track got the lighting it deserved and only the Liberal Party will deliver it.
It’s hard to believe Labor has ignored this issue despite holding both Ballarat seats since 1999.”
Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Wendouree, Amy Johnson:
“As a mum with a young family, I know how hard it is during winter for families in the community to find the time to go for a walk or run safely.
This lighting will allow residents to exercise around the Steve Moneghetti Track for more hours of the day, providing increased opportunities for local people to stay healthy and active.
I’ve fought hard to deliver this funding for Wendouree and if I’m elected as MP, I will keep working hard and keep delivering for my local community.”