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Darwin get the ball rolling with Vanguard Bollards

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Darwin get the ball rolling with Vanguard Bollards

The Darwin Local Court, with the help of Australian Bollards have revealed their visually appealing set of spherical granite bollards. In being a high foot traffic area, the Darwin Government have taken the precautionary initiative to install the bollards and prevent any potential dangers such as hostile vehicle attacks or accidental incidents. Australian Bollards is a significant advocate of protecting Australian’s and were excited to be able to provide the VBIED Bollard solution. The 800mm spheres provide for a range of functionality and security options. The boll  ...read more

Melbourne Turning from Grey to Green

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Melbourne Turning from Grey to Green

The City of Melbourne plans to rip up ‘underperforming’ roads and to turn them into parks. First stop is Southbank Boulevard, which is set to become the city’s largest linear park and part of a large-scale upgrade at a cost of $15 million over three years. New gardens and open spaces will replace one kilometre of road from St Kilda Road to Crown Casino car park, said environment chair Arron Wood. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said his plan to turn the City of Melbourne from “grey into green” will save his council millions in the long-run by priorit  ...read more

Nicky Winmar Honoured with Bronze Statue

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Nicky Winmar Honoured with Bronze Statue

An iconic Indigenous football player and an even more iconic Australian moment is being honoured by a bronze statue to be situated at Optus Stadium in Perth. In a week where we are celebrating Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander achievements, this is one to be talking about and excited about throughout NAIDOC week. Nicky Winmar, a former Indigenous player of the St Kilda Football Club will go down in history as one of the greatest to play the game. However, an act of bravery and initiative to stand up against racism in 1993 will be a story retold forever. In light of this ic  ...read more

Adelaide Man Crashes Way Through Pedestrian Thoroughfare

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Adelaide Man Crashes Way Through Pedestrian Thoroughfare

Turmoil unfolded in Adelaide over the weekend as a drunken man took a one-way trip down a pedestrian thoroughfare in Leigh Street. The man was put under citizen’s arrest after attempting to take a short-cut down the pedestrian only street. Luckily, the man was stopped in his tracks after crashing into planter boxes and street furniture designed to mitigate hostile vehicle attacks. This resulted in no members of the public being injured. Australian Bollards is a strong advocate of taking a soft approach to hard security and applaud Adelaide for installing planter boxes a  ...read more

Hit-Run Incident, Turmoil in Melbourne’s City Streets

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Hit-Run Incident, Turmoil in Melbourne’s City Streets

The city of Melbourne was left exposed last week after two separate incidents in the CBD resulted in injured pedestrians, damaged street objects and destroyed cars. One of the accidents was caused by the driver of a stolen car, with the other accident only being minutes apart in Market Street. However, it was assessed and decided that the two incidents were not linked. The driver of the stolen car was driving along A’Beckett Street when it hit four parked cars, mounted a curb and knocked down a traffic light. In the process, an innocent homeless man known a  ...read more

Planting the seeds of safety with designer bollards

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Planting the seeds of safety with designer bollards

Australian Bollards is excited to announce we’re part of the National Gallery of Victoria’s NGV Architecture Commission, pitching a garden of artisan products. 2018 is the Commission’s fourth year. Hundreds of architects compete to display their engaging work in the NGV grotto for six months. The installations are made to immerse visitors in an interactive environment, something that Australian Bollards’ soft approach range does best. Melbourne is famed worldwide for its art and cutting-edge architecture. The competition will dis  ...read more

London’s evolving bollard-style streetscape security solution

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London’s evolving bollard-style streetscape security solution

During the last year, several major cities around the world have been the target of vehicle-borne attacks. One of them is London. After the 2017 Westminster attack, it has taken further steps to protect its urban façade against future vehicle-borne attacks. According to Professor Jon Coaffee, of the Resilient Cities Lab at the University of Warwick, ‘more public spaces and transport infrastructure have been protected by ad hoc concrete blocks or metal barriers that, in many cases, will evolve into bollard-style streetscape security solutions.’ While  ...read more

Security expert endorses bollards at government buildings

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Security expert endorses bollards at government buildings

The Department of Social Services in Canberra has implemented bollard a solution around its new building. The static bollards are a standard security measure according to a spokesperson from the department. They are there to protect against ram-raids and VBIEDs (Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices). Security expert and executive chairman of Homeland Security Asia/Pacific, Roger Henning, agrees that the bollards are necessary. "I would totally endorse the investment," Henning said in an interview with Fairfax Media. He continued to point out that "government  ...read more

Portable barriers at Premier League clubs a 'leap forward': Security experts

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Portable barriers at Premier League clubs a 'leap forward': Security experts

Security experts have described Premier League clubs' plan to deploy road barriers as a 'leap forward' in the protection against vehicle-borne attacks. The purpose of the road barriers would be to prevent terrorists from driving vehicles into grounds at Premier League clubs, protecting thousands of fans at their games. In an interview with Sky News, Doug Metcalfe, operations manager at Burnley, said: ‘We, as a nation, are in a different situation. The terrorist threat is real and is probably here to stay for some time.' He continued to say that, ‘it’s   ...read more

Ram-raid robbery shows there is a growing need for bollards

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Ram-raid robbery shows there is a growing need for bollards

Last week, a group of around five men ram-raided Jai Jewellers in Smethwick, England. They smashed a lorry into the shop and threatened the staff with weapons. Before leaving with the gold, they attacked two police officers by throwing bricks at them. One of the police officers had to be taken to hospital with minor facial injuries. This incident shows that ram-raids aren't just inconvenient and expensive, they are also sometimes dangerous. With more and more ram-raids happening recently, it has never been more important for business owners to protect themselves and their b  ...read more







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