Defensive bollards and CCTV systems to protect Melbourne against vehicle attacks

Items of street furniture that double as protective bollards could be deployed across Melbourne following the Bourke Street car attack on January 20 that killed six people and injured more than 30 others, a news report has been able to suggest.

Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle said he was interested in looking into “street furniture that doesn’t look like bollards” but could still be used to defend the city from someone driving a vehicle with an aim to kill people.

Premier Daniel Andrews said he agreed with the lord mayor: “We don’t want to see the character of the city changed. We don’t want to see that kind of fortress treatment but we want to be sensible. We want to make sure where there are readily identifiable risks, we do everything we can to mitigate those.”

Carpark Barriers Gates & Turnstiles – suppliers of sturdy and reliable static bollards design to restrict vehicular access

The Static Bollards supplied by Carpark Barriers Gates & Turnstiles are equally suitable for both ground or surface mount, are highly flexible in most situations and are available in both cast iron and wood versions, which means that customer will be able to choose either strength or cosmetic appearance, depending on the specific circumstances within which the bollard is set to be mounted.

From simple light weight timber bollards for demarcation purposes, separating pedestrians from traffic or for protecting vulnerable points like corners of buildings that could be accidentally hit by vehicles, static bollards are highly versatile and provide a genuine deterrent.

The reliable and affordable Static Bollards from Carpark Barriers Gates & Turnstiles are available in any RAL colour as a special order at low prices, and if you’d like to find out more about them (or have any other query on this topic), then our dedicated product team can answer any question you might have.