THE recently established Smart Street Precinct Working Group is making headway on a range of issues.
It has introduced random security patrols two days a week.
City of Mandurah has lent its support to the removal of a wall and planters between Smart Street and Woolworths car park, which forces people to walk past points where they may feel intimidated by people congregating there, modifications to timed parking restrictions in nearby car parks and a ban on smoking.
City statutory services manger Brendan Ingle told the council the City of Perth had a smoke-free mall which had been well received and a ban in Smart Street would show the council cared about the community.
He said businesses were keen on the proposal, but how to ban smoking around the two nightclubs was something the council would have to work on.
The 10-member group consists of landowners, tenants and residents with an interest in the area.