Victoria Park: State St residents sick of hoons turn to council for help


Brent Moate and Julian Hilton on State Street. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d477567
Brent Moate and Julian Hilton on State Street. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d477567

HOONS driving along a Victoria Park street have driven a group of residents to frustration and forced them to ask the council for help.

Town of Victoria Park received a petition on December 12 from residents on State Street and the surrounding area and resolved to work with the community on the issue.

State Street resident Brent Moate said drivers were speeding along the street and there were several occasions when children were nearly hit.

“I’ve seen people driving at 70 or 80km/h,” he said.

“Kent Street is nearby and is designed for people to use it between Berwick Street and Albany Highway but people use State Street as a rat run.

“There are quite a few children who live in the area and use the playground on our street.

“They should look at chicanes or speed humps or forcing people to only go left at the end of the street.”

The officer’s original recommendation was to introduce parking restrictions on the road and verge to improve safety for pedestrians and look into the feasibility of introducing a pedestrian median island near the playground.

An alternative motion with put forward by councillor Brian Oliver that the council received the petition and requested chief executive Anthony Vuleta to consult with residents about traffic calming measures, which was supported unanimously.

Mr Moate said he was pleased with the new recommendation.

“All of the locals didn’t want to see parking restrictions as lots of them only have one parking space,” he said.

“I just want to see something done about the issue.”

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