The pervasive spread of security cameras and bollards across Australia’s capital cities show little sign of abating.
We can hope for a future where Australians will see these awkward and at times invasive security measures removed. But in the wake of several vehicle attacks, Melbourne continues to plough ahead with them.
In the next few days, permanent barriers and bollards will begin to be installed at Princes Bridge and Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station.
CBD-wide security upgrades
It’s been close to two years since the first deadly attack on Bourke Street in Melbourne’s CBD. This stimulated CBD-wide security upgrades.
As APP reports, Police Minister Lisa Neville announced on Friday that an eight-metre long reinforced barrier of a 130 square metre forecourt below the Flinders Street Station clock is to be installed from next week, as well as over 20 bollards.
Princes Bridge will receive 88 bollards, with works to start on 14 January.
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