Additional lighting around Lake Caroline will be installed to help improve safety, thanks to a state government grant.

The lighting around the lake, at Caroline Springs, is expected to increase “natural” surveillance by encouraging more people to use the area.

Kororoit MP Marlene Kairouz announced a $105,000 grant, part of the latest round of the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund, last week.

Ms Kairouz said the grant would allow Melton council to engage a number of contractors to help deliver the project.

“These public safety infrastructure grants help to increase community safety, security and confidence in public places and also encourage communities to actively contribute to community safety solutions in their local areas,” Ms Kairouz said.

“These projects will help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour by improving the design of the local environment, providing safer and more accessible areas for the people of Kororoit to enjoy.”

Melton mayor Bob Turner said: “We are pleased the state government is supporting Melton City Council’s initiatives to make public spaces safer and more accessible to City of Melton residents.

“I look forward to seeing the lake light up completely in the near future once works are complete.”

The Light-Up Lake Caroline project is being delivered by Melton council and is expected to cost about $750,000.