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To: Joe Awada - Bayside Council Mayor

Bayside Residents for Peaceful Streets

Bayside Residents for Peaceful Streets

Dear Mayor,
Residents of Bayside Council are experiencing an increase in noise pollution from unnecessary revving of motor vehicles. This is causing discomfort and stress for community members who are trying to enjoy the Brighton Le Sands eating precinct, and for many residents who are losing sleep because of the noise pollution.

Road Rule 291 requires that a person must not start a vehicle or drive in a way that makes unnecessary noise or smoke. We support stronger policing of this road rule as well as the Bayside Council finding ways to nurture more peaceful streets in our area.

Why is this important?

Residents in the Bayside area are tired of the unnecessary revving and backfiring of motor vehicles, drag races, speeding and other dangerous vehicle activity.

It makes our streets unsafe for other drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.

It creates noise pollution, making Brighton Le Sands shopping district unpleasant to be in, and negatively effects people's sleep in the area.

We want our community to be a peaceful and calm environment. We want the Bayside Council to work with St George Police to better enforce Road Rule 291, requiring that a person must not start a vehicle or drive in a way that makes unnecessary noise or smoke.

We also support the Council and Police exploring other options for reducing these ongoing disturbances.

Reasons for signing

  • There is more residential floor space now in the Bay St shopping area than commercial floor area. This has been encouraged by incentives for re-development. It now needs to be acknowledged that residential amenity in the area is as important as commercial viability. Anti-social behaviour is adversely affecting both residential and commercial and the area's reputation.
  • We love living in Brighton-le-Sands but the unwanted and irresponsible hooning of cars and motor bikes especially during weekends is dangerous with speeds these people do especially in 40k & 50k zones, Bay St, Princess St, Moate Ave etc. The smell of fuel & tyres is overpowering at times and impedes outside dining and leisure.
  • Traffic noise issues getting out of hand. Hoons


2020-10-20 21:44:53 +1100

We now have a website! It includes ways to report dangerous driving and hooning; and how to get more involved with the campaign:

2020-09-06 22:24:19 +1000

1,000 signatures reached

2020-09-05 12:48:26 +1000

There has been some really really great suggestions from residents on how to resolve these issues. I have made a Facebook group for concerned residents to come together to find solutions to this issue. Please join to help.
- "Peaceful Streets Action Group: Bayside and Surrounds"

2020-07-23 21:08:25 +1000

500 signatures reached

2020-06-24 16:25:44 +1000

Thanks everyone for signing and sharing. I've had multiple requests to add additional areas to this petition within the Bayside Council area, including Sans Souci, Bexley, Banksia and Arncliffe. If you have any problem areas or streets please message me or write it up here in a post, and I will include it in the submission to the Mayor. Additionally if you have any ideas about solutions please also share that here or personal message me through this page. You can message me directly by clicking on my name above the petition - Heidi

2020-06-23 16:31:06 +1000

100 signatures reached

2020-06-23 14:48:59 +1000

50 signatures reached

2020-06-23 14:05:30 +1000

25 signatures reached

2020-06-23 13:35:21 +1000

10 signatures reached