The original Bellvista estate is surrounded by a single dirt road or ‘fire trails’ on its northern and north western boundaries. These fire trails date back to when the estate was a pine plantation and were built to provide quick and easy access for emergency vehicles.
Though the pine plantations have long since disappeared, some of the the fire trails remain. They are seldom used today by vehicles except by some people on their noisy trail bikes or others wishing to try out their 4 WD vehicles. There are also power poles and the like in the area and some vehicles use the fire trails to carry out maintenance.
The recreational vehicles can be quite noisy and intrusive as their owners drive them back and forth, especially if they are not being used appropriately. Needless to say this can be quite distressing for residents who live near by. Several of them have become fed up with the incessant noise and intrusions and have contacted police with photos and registration details. Council has also been approached.
Council finds it has its hands tied and is unable to do anything to close off access to the roads. They too report incidents to the police.
Residents who wish to make a complaint are advised to call or go online to report incidents directly to the Police Hoon Line. Residents should continue to take photos and report them to the hoon line. The reference number supplied by Council to quote to the police is qp1501047803.
If anyone experiences problems with trail bikes or 4×4 vehicles they are asked to take a photo (everyone has a camera on their phones these days) and report them online or call the hoon line and quote the reference number mentioned above.
You can report hoons online (see the link above) or by calling the Hoon Hotline on 13HOON (134 666).