Saturday, April 13, 2024

New Logan signage targets hoons

City of Logan Council has delivered a clear message to hoons who frequent a Loganholme industrial area, saying they can expect hefty new fines following the installation of no-stopping zones through the precinct.

Council said the new zoning aims to deter hooning by providing police with another means of prosecuting both offenders and onlookers illegally stopped in the area.

The new signage on Chetwynd Street and adjoining streets restricts parking between 6pm and 5am, with trucks excepted from the new rules.

Logan City Council installed the signs as part of the City of Logan Hooning Action Plan.

Hooning Taskforce Chair, Councillor Jacob Heremaia said increased enforcement was vital to disrupting and deterring hooning.

“The installation of no-stopping signs in our industrial areas is about sending a clear message to would-be hoons that they are not welcome,” Cr Heremaia said.

“Council has worked closely with local police on the rollout of this initiative, which importantly, aids police in not only moving hoons on but also in taking enforcement against them.”

Council consulted business owners and community groups in the area about the signage rollout.

Division 10 Councillor, Miriam Stemp said community feedback had been mostly positive and concerns raised – including the need for some after-hours parking exemptions – had been addressed.

“Ultimately, the hardworking businesses and community groups based in the area do not deserve to have their premises or their safety threatened by the activities of irresponsible hoons,” Cr Stemp said.

“Council welcomes all feedback from the local community and will continue to work with them to ensure their operations can remain business as usual, while we rollout this targeted approach to hooning in the area.”

Council has installed no-stopping signage along Chetwynd Street at the intersections of Henry Street, Burchill Street, Riverland Drive, Dulwich Street and Josephine Street.

The no-stopping zone also extends to Emma Place and to the southern section of the Pacific Highway service road.

Dangerous or reckless driving behaviour should be reported via the 13HOON hotline (134 666).

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