Walk, talk and shop around a lit-up Lake Caroline

Published on 21 March 2019

Melton City Council invites everyone to enjoy the lighting up of Lake Caroline with a walk, street market and free kid’s activities on Friday 29 March from 5pm to 9pm.

Celebrating the completion of the Light-Up Lake Caroline project, the evening will feature great food, free live music, a Heart Foundation-led walk and an official launch of the lighting at 6pm.

After identifying a need to improve community safety and better use of the space around Lake Caroline, Melton City Council installed 72 light poles along the 1.9km pedestrian pathway.

The $750,000 project, which was partially funded with $355,000 from the Victorian Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program, was completed in January 2019 and provides better access and more visibility for people wishing to use the area after dark.

For residents living nearby, the lighting will dim to 50 per cent after midnight and switch back to full strength at 5.30am, with minimal light spill onto surrounding streets or into the lake itself.

City of Melton Mayor, Cr Bob Turner, said the Light-Up Lake Caroline project would improve the use of public space around the lake and encourage community health and wellbeing.

“Melton City Council is delighted to officially launch the lighting up of Lake Caroline with a Heart Foundation walk and a wonderful Food and Makers Night Market which has been organised by the Rotary Club of Caroline Springs,” Cr Turner said.

“There will also be free face painting, giant games and live music, and I’m looking forward to seeing lots of local people and families of all ages enjoying the evening surrounds of Lake Caroline, now and into the future.”