Edgewater train station cable gate to deter hooning

Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton checks out the cable gate at Edgewater train station.
Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton checks out the cable gate at Edgewater train station.

A CABLE gate at Edgewater train station has been installed to help deter hooning.

Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton said she was contacted by an Edgewater resident late last year regarding excessive noise and hooning around the Edgewater station multi-storey carpark.

“Residents adjacent to the carpark were distressed by repeated nights of broken sleep and were worried about the antisocial behavior taking place close to their homes,” Ms Hamilton said.

She said she raised the concerns with Transport Minister Rita Saffioti, and the Public Transport Authority (PTA) has since installed a cable gate with a timer that activates the cable to rise once train services end for the day.

A button inside the carpark allows people to exit after hours.

In addition, the PTA’s central monitoring room, which operates 24/7, will closely monitor vision from the carpark’s CCTV cameras, particularly from 8pm each evening to ensure any further antisocial behaviour will be responded to by security staff.

Extra police patrols will also be conducted at the carpark and Joondalup Drive, where issues have occurred in the past.

Members of the public can report antisocial driver behaviour online or by calling police on 131 444.