St George Police have set up Operation Overhaul during the summer period, bringing together Police from various units to tackle hooning and anti-social behaviour specifically along the Botany Bay foreshore from Kyeemagh to Dolls Point.
"Highway Patrol Officers have been tasked to this area to tackle hooning issues on The Grand Parade as well as anti-social behaviour in our carparks," Bayside Council mayor Joe Awada said.
He announced the news in a Mayoral Minute at last night's Bayside Council Meeting outlining the work Council is undertaking with the St George Local Area Command to ensure the safety of Bayside's streets.
"Last month, Council resolved to investigate high priority traffic management measures for Sanoni Avenue and to seek state government support through local MP, Steve Kamper, Member for Rockdale," Mayor Joe Awada said.
"The funding is being sought to specifically target implementation of extensive traffic calming initiatives along identified routes throughout the foreshore area."
It was one of a number of measures discussed at last night's council meeting being introduced to tackle the problem of car hoons in Brighton.
The council also received a petition and heard feedback from the newly-formed Peaceful Streets: Bayside and Surrounds Action Group of residents aiming to bring back a peaceful and safe environment to Bayside.
The Peaceful Streets Action Group presented a 2,500 signature petition to the council calling for action to reduce the impact of car hoons.
The action group has been formed by local mother-of-two, Heidi Douglas after she was almost hit by speeding vehicles on two separate occasions, at Rockdale and Brighton-Le-Sands.
Since being formed in late September, the action group's Facebook page has gathered 400 followers.
And the council last night also supported the idea of the temporary weekend closure of Bay Street, Brighton-Le-Sands throughout the summer.
This was outlined in a Notice of Motion presented by Councillor Vicki Poulos who in an emotional speech highlighting the importance of protecting pedestrian safety referred to the death of her 15-year-old brother who was killed in a traffic accident.
"The temporaty closure will help rejuevenate Bay Street and put pedestrians and the community first," Cr Poulos said.
The mayor has also invited the action group representatives meet with the police on November 27 to discuss further initiatives to tackle car hoons.
"Council will continue working with Police and the community to ensure the safety of Bayside streets," Mayor Awada said.