Vehicle security

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: Vehicle security
From: David Rees <>
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2018 03:02:20 +0000

If you mean the western treatment works near Werribee, Vic. It does not.  The gates are locked and you need a key to get in but they are ordinary farm paddock gates, could jump over them no probs.  The site is huge and once in you can be a long way from the public road. Remember most 'crims' don't like to walk much esp. at a site that can only be accessed by car.

On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 1:47 PM, Philip Veerman <> wrote:

I had doubted from the start that security cameras would be a prevention of the problem. We have already had some reasons why. I had thought about a secure gate at the top of Dairy Road. Would that work? The cyclists thieves could easily just ride past that. We could have big fences erected around the site to restrict access, with an approved access system, (I believe Werribee has this) but some of us people complain about big fences and it would restrict spontaneity, which is such a nice attribute of bird watching.


I very much support that COG (maybe jointly with other organisations) formally bring this matter to the attention of the ACT government. I am sure the ACT government are already aware. My initial reaction was only against what I thought suggested that this was a problem for COG Committee. It isn’t, it is a territorial law enforcement issue. I would like COG to request that the police patrol the area on some kind of more regular basis and signs be put up saying that they do. Maybe also invite the neighbouring ICON Water security to have drop in security checks.  I can’t think of a method to stop the problem. Crime exists and always will.


As far as people being scared to go there. Well we can all be scared of lots of things and still do them. I am more “scared” about the travel component of going there than I am of parking a car there.



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