Three new CCTV cameras will be installed in one of Warrnambool's CBD car parks to help tackle crime and make it safer.
The state government announced the $51,150 in funding for the city council which will also include improvements to lighting in the Cramond and Dickson car park.
Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney announced the funding under its Community Safety Infrastructure Grants and said the council had identified the area as a crime and safety issue in the central business district.
Works to install the cameras and lighting will begin as soon as it is safe to do so and the funding aims to employ people through the Working for Victoria program which prioritises those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins said the government was committed to helping Victorians recover from the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
"This support will improve safety and boost employment across the state," she said.
Ms Tierney said the council had earmarked this project as important in dealing with known crime and safety issues.
"This will complement other security projects that the state government has funded," she said.
"It's great to see progressive improvement with actions that will make the local community feel more secure."
The council recently installed two CCTV cameras and new lighting at Cannon Hill as part of a plan to crackdown on hoon drivers and vandals.
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