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Beach Patrol and Love our Streets clean ups are currently on hold due to the lockdown. However the BP/LOS organisers have suggested Spring Clean the City on September 26.

Thu 11, 6:30pm, BCNA AGM, Trugo Club or via Zoom

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Thursday, 26 November 2020

Hoon Driving & Vehicle Noise

Hoon driving - excessive speed, dangerous driving, braking, tyre squeal, smoke - has been a problem around Beacon Cove for some years. Recently, incidents seem to have become more frequent. Victorian law defines hooning as any offence involving behaviours that compromise road safety and laws were introduced in Victoria in 2006 give police the power to impound, immobilise or permanently confiscate vehicles.

Residents and the BCNA have discussed the problem around Station Pier with new City of Port Phillip (CoPP) Councillors Cunsolo and Martin. The incidents here are not isolated. The CoPP is working with Victoria Police to manage the problem. Possible measures at Station Pier include the use of cameras, better lighting, the use of electronic signs with suitable messaging, and the installation of a boom gate at the entrance. VicPorts has offered to assist.

Police encourage the reporting of incidents to Crime Stoppers at as this helps police to target repeat offenders and to focus on specific locations.

The BCNA and residents are meeting Councillors Cunsolo and Martin in a few weeks to discuss progress.

Vehicle noise - excessively loud engine or exhaust noise (experienced by many Beach Street residents) that does not involve dangerous driving is not classified as hooning and has to be handled differently, often involving both the EPA and the Police. The BCNA will also be discussing loud engine noise with Councillors to determine what more might be able to be done to solve this problem.