More Melbourne landmarks get the new bollards
Commuters and motorists are being greeted by the sight of dozens of anti-terror bollards which have been placed outside Southern Cross Station.
Ross and John have discovered a total of 140 concrete blocks were planted overnight in eight prominent Melbourne locations.
And there’s more to come.
• Queensbridge Square at Queensbridge Street, Southbank.
• Queensbridge Square at the intersection with Southbank Boulevard footpath
• Boathouse Drive under Princes Bridge
• Federation Square at the Swanston Street/Flinders Street intersection
• Flinders Street Station at the Swanston Street/Flinders Street intersection
• Southern Cross Station between Collins Street and Lt Collins Street
• Southern Cross Station at Bourke Street
• Queen Victoria Market surrounds
— Nicole Garmston (@garmoheraldsun) June 22, 2017
Caller John: I think there’s an opportunity to turn these https://t.co/WudEDLaMUa blocks into street art.
Neil Mitchell: Oooo, I like that!
— 3AW Melbourne (@3AW693) June 22, 2017
A temporary measure, the blocks are the latest anti-terror measure to prevent vehicles from careering into spaces filled with pedestrians.
Commuters asked by 3AW News this morning had mixed reactions to the Southern Cross additions.
COMMUTER 1: “I was very surprised, they’re very, very of ugly.”
COMMUTER 2: “I think they’re kind of unnecessary.”
COMMUTER 3: “I think after what’s gone on in Bourke St, it’s a reality of how we have to live these days.”
I’d rather have these than see what I did in Bourke St ealier in the year…
— Sam Elliott (@s_elliott79) June 22, 2017