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Last weeks notice regarding the vandalism at the Car Park and lack of
elicited quite a few responses and opened up some interesting options
that we might like to consider.
I will open up the PON to this conversation and copy all
responses to this specific thread unless specifically
requested not to. I will publish this thread
regularly, however it will
depend on the number of comments and suggestions that come through.
I would be willing to pay approximately 400 dollars a year for a
patrolman at Church Point. I believe that professionals were
patrolling the carpark in the past, before we moved in, 23 years ago.
I wonder if
W.P.C.A. and SIRA could negotiate with
council to have it organized via Council, so paid by and impost on
which would give some tax advantage to people running businesses from
home, to land lords, and others, could increase community support?
I would certainly be prepared to pay $32 per month
Hubert van Mierlo
Perhaps a cheaper option is for CCTV coverage to be installed. The
current systems on the market can be installed for around 100K and it
would pay itself back in a couple of years if you take into the
consideration the costs for manned patrols.
Chuck Bradley photographer
Great idea, but at that cost is it not worth while to consider a CCTV
system for the car park?
I would think council may even think this worth while.
... I think it may also benefit the Romeo's as well to have the
additional security in the area. Dare I say they may want to
& Ron Wandless
We would be more than happy to pay $32 a week to have the car park
As a new resident to the island (last 6mths, and loving it!) we have
already had our front numberplate torn off. Although not the same as
this poor red car, just as annoying.
I think you’d be hard pushed to get the residents to pay when you can’t
guarantee them a spot each night. I wouldn’t pay for something I can’t
What about a big fence (barbed wire and all) with electronic gated
entry – resident in, paying customer in, CCTV on the entry/exit’s
monitored 24/7 by a security firm. I’m sure the Church Point
mainlanders would love that!
The CCTV is not such a bad idea though – 1 road in and out (McCarrs
Creek). There are only really 3 exit points to the carpark on foot
(unless you swim) and 2 vehicular. CCTV signs can be just as much of a
deterrent as the camera itself.
... was this issue included in
council’s proposal for the carpark – what was their stance?
Years ago we had all this trouble on a much grander scale in the car
park and we all put in for a security guard service and it seemed to
Cars were left standing on blocks, cars were stolen and taken up to
west head road or somewhere and often torched. I was lucky
and got my car back a week later. It was filled with
belongings from three other residents who had their cars stolen and
torched but they managed to remove the compliance plate and another
time I had over $1000 worth of paints stolen along with a good
camera. The reason that they were left in the car was because
it was pouring rain when I got back to the car park after picking up my
paints. Also had a lot of xmas presents taken at the same
time.Two years later I received a phone call from a mother out in the
Western Suburbs who had a daughter who was a bit of a problem and had
just moved out of her home. My camera was returned to me as I
had engraved my name and number of the camera. I asked her
about an antique Chinese vase that was a xmas gift from my mother to
one of my boys and the lady checked and sure enough I also got the vase
back. I guess that I was one of the lucky ones.
Over the years, nothing much has changed.
Sally and Jason Moodie
Great Idea - We are willing to contribute financially to this proposal.
Shigeo and Keiko Saito
Shige and myself are very upset and very sorry to the car owners those
had such a terribly hard time!!
You may be sick of hearing, but please let us tell you our story.
In past, our car was damaged many times by someone who decided to open
the door lock.
(Nothing kept inside the car, so we think someone did it just for their
And not only the car.
got a phone call from Dee Why Police early Monday Morning, reported
that our son’s (Yuta) Motor bike was found crushed against road sign at
the Kurringhai National Park.
(I was very sad because that incident, also police doubted
Yuta-crashed and abandon.)
And my push bike with new bascketware was stolen. And as you know, our
How many more do we have to pay for that…????
Shige and myself are not clever enough to sort out by only ourselves,
but maybe could do something if community unite ….
I can see the benefit of paying for a patrol, however it would be nice
to extend the patrol area a outsie of the car park since many commuters
park their car along the surrounding roads due to lack of parking space
in the car park.
A cheaper options could be to try in the first time to have a secuity
patrol visiting a few times through the night the parking area at
random hours, it may be enough to dissuade vandalism, if this does not
work your idea of a full time night watch would be the next
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