Call for traffic measures to stop hoons on Vanston Parade, Sandringham

Bayside Council has been asked to look at a plan to create a one-way northbound traffic flow in Lena Street and Vanston Parade, at Sandringham. Picture: Chris Lane
Bayside Council has been asked to look at a plan to create a one-way northbound traffic flow in Lena Street and Vanston Parade, at Sandringham. Picture: Chris Lane

Bayside Council has been called on to draw up a plan to deal with antisocial behaviour including late night drinking and reckless driving in Vanston Parade, Sandringham on the foreshore of Botany Bay.

Councillor Bill Saravinoski called for a concept plan and associated feasibility study to create a one-way circuit and separated, gated car park on Vanston Parade.

And he asked for a two-month deadline for a plan to come back to council including a community consultation with local residents.

Last year, a call for the council to investigate the feasibility of installing gates at Vanston Parade was knocked back.

But the problem has continued prompting Cr Saravinovski to bring the problem back to council.

"Council has received numerous complaints over many years about the level of anti-social behaviour at Vanston Pde, Sandringham," Councillor Saravinovski said.

"Signage and surveillance have been ineffective."

Instead a plan should be developed to allow a one-way northbound traffic flow to be created in Lena Street and Vanston Parade.

This would include a permanent barrier-lip, running north to south, to be installed along the length of Vanston Parade which will separate through traffic from the car-park.

This must be high enough to preclude four-wheel drive vehicles from crossing it.

"The design for the one-way carpark is to incorporate gates at the southern and northern end, and elsewhere as needed, to protect the advanced stand of trees on the southern side," Cr Saravinovski said.

"It may be that two car-parks would need to be created, one to the south and one to the north of the giant ficus planted in the roadway.

"Once installed, the gates would be opened and closed on a nightly basis, consistent with the operation of the other gates along Cook Park."

Cr Saravinovski said that should the agree to proceed with the project, that the council seek grant funding from the State Government.

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