Hoons will find it harder to track down second-hand tyres in new measures endorsed in Logan City Council’s Hooning Action Plan.

Hooning Taskforce Chair, Councillor Jacob Heremaia said illegal hooning was a major issue in the community.

He said the action plan was part of a collaborative approach with the Queensland Police Service and Department Transport and Main Roads in the fight against this anti-social behaviour.

“We’re investigating target hardening measures such as better signage and offering grants to local businesses to consider tools to assist with puncturing their old tyres so they can’t be used for illegal activities,“ Cr Heremaia said.

“By helping to cut off the supply of old tyres used by hoons, our streets and neighbourhoods will be safer.”

Cr Heremaia said following the first meeting, the taskforce had identified five priority areas to address in relation to hooning.

“These priorities have now formed the basis of an Action Plan that is bringing everyone to the table to fight this ongoing issue in the community,” he said.

The five key areas are:

  • Advocacy
  • Enforcement
  • Education
  • Technology 
  • Target hardening 

The actions to tackle hooning will be divided into two phases to be delivered over 18 months.

Hooning Taskforce Deputy Chair Cr Tim Frazer said an external evaluation of the taskforce would also be an important element.

“We will look to find a partner to evaluate the actions of the taskforce and make any recommendations to ensure what we’re doing is working for the community,” he said.

Fellow Deputy Chair Councillor Tony Hall said stamping out hooning required a holistic approach.

“We know that CCTV cameras aren’t effective in preventing hooning but there are other things that can be done to deter this illegal behaviour,” he said.

“It’s important that we’re all working together to address an issue that’s of concern to many residents.”

The Taskforce aligns with the new City of Logan Safe City Strategy and Action Plan 2021-2025 as well as the Queensland Police Service Strategic Plan 2018-2022. 

Council allocated $250,000 in the budget to help stop hooning on local streets.

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