Events for your Diary

July
Sat 17, 9:30-10:30am: Love our Streets clean up, meet at Garden City shops, Centre Avenue and Howe Parade

August
Sat 7, 9-10am: Beach Patrol clean up, meet at Lagoon Pier
Sat 21, 9:30-10:30am: Love our Streets clean up, meet at Gasworks Park, corner of Graham and Pickles Streets

September
Sat 4, 9-10am: Beach Patrol clean up, meet near the Beacon Cove roundabout (for "ferry" beach)
Sat 18, 9:30-10:30am: Love our Streets clean up, meet at Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay Street

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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 www.crimestoppersvic.com.au 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.