Top floor of Volt Lane to be locked from 10pm
AlburyCity will close the fifth level of the Volt Lane carpark from 10pm to 7am each night in a bid to deter recurring anti-social behaviour.
The lock out comes into effect on Monday 10 March and is expected to have minimal impact on shoppers and traders as most businesses are closed during those hours.
AlburyCity Mayor Kevin Mack said the move was targeted at vandals who have used the top deck of the carpark to engage in dangerous activity.
“In recent months there have been multiple incidents of shopping trolleys, car batteries and street signs being thrown into the carpark below. It’s incredibly dangerous and presents an unacceptable risk to public safety,” he said. “All it would take is for someone to be walking or driving underneath and we’d have a tragedy.”
“It’s unfortunate that we have to go to these lengths but the anti-social behaviour is unacceptable and we’ll have to lock them out.”
Council has already installed wheel stops and speed humps on the top level to stop hoons from doing burnouts.
Council is urging residents to remove their cars from the fifth floor of the Volt Lane carpark before 10pm. Charges may apply for a car to be released after the 10pm lock out. The lower decks of the carpark will remain open 24 hours.