Council takes action on hooning in Concord

Police foot patrols, an illegal dumping campaign, and traffic monitoring are just some of the measures the City of Canada Bay is taking to tackle reckless driving and anti-social behaviour in Concord.

“Recently we’ve heard from residents about localised anti-social behaviour surrounding the Brewer Street precinct in Concord,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas.

Residents were concerned that the car park had become a destination for driver behaviour issues including speeding, wheel spins, and car noise, as well as a place for groups to gather and linger, causing noise nuisance, vandalism, litter, and community safety concerns.

“I am pleased to announce we have now put together an action plan to tackle hooning in the Brewer Street car park and surrounds in Concord,” Mayor Tsirekas said.

“This plan was put together after extensive collaboration and community consultation with the broader community.”

The City of Canada Bay hosted two community workshops and a local survey that went to 2,000 local residents to create an action plan to address issues raised. Council has used this information to work across teams and with the local crime prevention team at the local area police command to address these concerns.

The Brewer Street Action Plan is comprised of actions to tackle these issues, including actions already underway, and others planned for the near future. Some of these are: outreach programs for the community, foot patrols by police, speed and traffic monitoring equipment installation, a campaign to tackle illegal dumping,

“I thank the community, local area police command, and Council for working together on finding a solution to hooning and anti-social behaviour in Concord and look forward to the creation of a safer space for all our residents and visitors.”

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