Brisbane brings in bollards
by: Australian Bollards on
In order to take a step towards safety, bollards have been installed around potential terrorist targets in Brisbane.
The council has installed concrete bollards at Queen Street Mall, King George Square and the Australian Federal Police building.
Not only are these protective measures only a temporary solution, pedestrians have complained labelling them an eyesore.
According to safety experts, some key areas such as South Bank and Caxton Street should also have protective security barriers around them.
They also stated that the security barriers installed in Queen Street Mall are not enough and still give ample amount of space for cars to drive through the mall.
Security specialist Garth Adams talked about in depth security and incorporation of other safety infrastructure such as raised garden beds and signage, that are part of the streetscape.
The Federal Government recently came out with a security audit which urges the cities to protect the major landmarks with protective barriers such as bollards, statues and stairways.
Our soft approach to hard security installations around Australia including Media House, South Bank, 50 Lonsdale Street demonstrates how protection and aesthetic beauty can seamlessly come together.
These bollards are VBIED and VBT rated to protect against vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices and vehicle borne terrorists.
They also are less obtrusive, allowing free flow of pedestrian traffic.
The Queen Street Mall area is no stranger to VBIED solutions as St George Bank in Brisbane's CBD features our stainless steel high impact VBIED bollards.
Australian Bollards applaud the move taken by Brisbane council to create safe zones in the CBD and urge them to install more bollards which are stronger, permanent, unobtrusive and pleasant to the eye.