Improving Safety at Avalon Beach
Pittwater Council has agreed to several measures to help improve safety and security at Avalon Beach Reserve.
The Council resolution this week follows a recent investigation into safety and security in the area. It comes after an alleged assault on an older resident walking along what is commonly known as the ‘Yellow Brick Road’.
Mayor Rose said following the incident, the Council had conducted site visits, liaison with the Northern Beaches Police, Avalon Beach Surf Club, St Marks Anglican Church and consultation with local residents.
“We sought feedback from residents at a public meeting to examine ways that safety can be improved in the reserve,” said Mayor Rose.
“We discovered that while reported incidents of crime in the area are relatively low, there are some perceptions in the community that the reserve is unsafe”.
“Clearly this is not acceptable and we’ve agreed to help improve the safety and security of the area,” said Mayor Rose.
The key measures include:
- Identifying funding for lighting along the reserve pathway
- Pruning vegetation at the reserve to improve sightlines along the pathway and from Barrenjoey Road
- Improved signage to indicate that the reserve is an Alcohol Prohibited Area from 8pm to 8am
- Working with the police to encourage the community to report crime and anti-social behaviour
- Liaising with Avalon Surf Club to include infrastructure for CCTV cameras in any new development.
Contact: Lindsay Godfrey
Phone: 9970 1166