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Decision regarding the installation of bollards in the CBD expected in three weeks

 A decision regarding the installation of bollards in the CBD, to prevent cars accessing Bourke Street Mall is expected in three weeks. 

Speaking on 3AW Drive, Minister for Police, Lisa Neville, told Tom Elliott, the Police Commissioner and herself are currently working on a package to present to cabinet.

‘The Premier has asked both of us to come back to the Public Order Taskforce, and cabinet in about three weeks.’

Ms Neville said the treatment done on Little Bourke Street would be different to the Bourke Street Mall due to trams.

‘We need to look at, is there an electronic mechanism to pull bollards up and down to enable trams to access the Bourke Street Mall’, she said.

‘We are trying to make sure that we’ve got the right treatments and costings on those so we can get something in place as quickly as possible.’

Ms Neville said the City of Melbourne needs to look at installing appropriate signage in the short term.

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