When you are choosing where to buy your family home, the safety of the area can often be a primary concern.
Anyone contemplating real estate in Carnegie or other areas of Melbourne, should feel encouraged by two recent announcements that will improve safety in Victoria.
With the hot summer months on our doorstep, fire defences and forewarning systems are a primary concern across most states and cities.
Victoria recently launched Australia's first automated Fire Danger Rating signs. These are hi-tech alert systems that can be automatically updated with messages sent directly from the State Control Centre.
This means that residents living in Victoria will receive the most up-to-date information on changing conditions, allowing everyone to be prepared and stay safe during the hot, dry months.
Safety is also being improved for school children in the state, as the Minister for Roads Terry Mulder rolls out more 40km per hour zones outside schools in Victoria.
A majority of these new speed limits will be time-based restrictions, which means traffic will only need to follow the lower limit during times of high activity from school-aged pedestrians.