A $250,000 state government grant will help shine a light on the lake in Caroline Springs in the hope it will reduce crime in the community.

Installation of lighting around Lake Caroline aims to promote public use of the area at night and increase natural surveillance and perceptions of community safety.

Kororoit MP Marlene Kairouz last week announced the funding for Melton council through the latest round of Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants.

Councils across Victoria will share in more than $3.4 million funding for 20 projects.

“The Andrews Labor government is proud to be partnering with Melton City Council to help increase public safety in Caroline Springs,” Ms Kairouz said.

“This project will open up Lake Caroline and increase natural surveillance of the area.

“This means women, families, and the wider community can feel safer using this space.

“We are delivering a record $2 billion to recruit more police and deliver stronger laws, but these grants recognise the importance of the community’s input in enhancing safety at a local level.”