14 NOVEMBER 2023: 9 News Sydney
Homeowners have told 9News motorists have been racing down Riverside Drive and surrounding Sans Souci streets, disturbing the area's peace with their revving engines. 9News also spoke to Cllr Heidi Lee Douglas about this ongoing problem and the need for a noise camera trial.
27 AUGUST 2023: Herald Sun
Distraught mum of two boys who died in crash speaks to driver
“We also ask that by the start of the school year 2024, mandatory education to prevent anti-social driving is implemented in all NSW high schools,” Independent Bayside Council councillor Heidi Lee Douglas said.
27 AUGUST 2023: news.com.au
Independent Bayside Council councillor Heidi Lee Douglas advocated for the immediate installation of speed cameras on The Grand Parade and Bay Street and the dedication of more policing resources in the St George area.
27 JUNE 2023: The Leader
Bayside Council "well-placed" for noise activated camera trial
Confirmation that the EPA are looking into noise camera technology to see if it can work within NSW has been welcomed by Bayside mayor Dr Christina Curry as great news for residents, especially those living in the suburbs along the foreshore.
23 JUNE 2023: The Leader
Car hoons have ground-down one family who are selling up and moving on to escape the noise. In a letter to Bayside Councillors and The Leader, the resident, who asked not to be named, described the relentless hoon behaviour which has affected the well-being of his family.
11 MAY 2023: Bayside Beacon
‘You can stand on the sidelines complaining, or you can step up and try make a difference,’
Emboldened by its success at the last council election, safety and sustainability action group Peaceful Bayside is set to become an official local political party. The grassroots action group is currently in the process of getting registered with the NSW Electoral Commission.
31 OCTOBER 2022: The Leader
New signs needed to give jet skiers a spray
Bayside Council will request NSW Maritime install signs along Lady Robinsons Beach explaining the laws Jet Ski riders must abide by and how the public can report illegal jet ski activity. The request was outlined in a Notice of Motion submitted by Councillor Heidi Lee Douglas.
2 SEPTEMBER 2022: The Leader
Christie wants Bayside to be 'Beach Accessible'
Councillor Douglas put forward a Notice of Motion at the 24 August council meeting calling for Council to provide a report on beach matting and other ways Bayside beaches could be accessible for users with mobility issues.
24 JUNE 2022: The Daily Telegraph
Cr Douglas supported keeping the wage the same
... for at least the next year until the council could clearly communicate to residents the need to increase rates. She said she did not believe residents understood the need for the rate hike.
27 APRIL 2022: Yahoo News
Residents of a southern Sydney suburb are calling for changes in the community after being kept up at night due to hoons and drag races on the main road.
15 FEBRUARY 2022: The Leader
The idea was suggested in the Notice of Motion submitted by Councillor Heidi Lee Douglas at the 9 February council meeting.
27 NOVEMBER 2021: The Leader
Meet the Bayside Council candidates: HEIDI DOUGLAS
Heidi Douglas is the founder and lead candidate for Peaceful Bayside. She is a grassroots community independent with a track record in striving and working to make Bayside better
Vote 1 Group B above the line in Ward 5 on 4 December
2 OCTOBER 2021: The Leader
Adopt a Tree program to be explored by Bayside Council
Heidi Lee Douglas, of the Peaceful Bayside action group, spoke at the meeting in full support of the motion. "Trees are important for reducing carbon emissions and helping us tackle climate change. They're good for our mental health and increase the liveability of our cities"
9 SEPTEMBER 2021: The Leader
Stock your mental health toolkit with free webinar
After weeks of lockdown, everyone is feeling strain. That's why it's so important to keep up your mental health and check in on others. Mental health clinician Mark Micelli recently chatted to Peaceful Bayside about restocking your mental health toolkit
23 AUGUST 2021: The Leader
Renewing Bayside after lockdown is the subject of a webinar hosted by Peaceful Bayside on 26 August. After another extended lockdown, how can we breathe new life back into the empty Bay Street shopfronts?
10 AUGUST 2021: The Leader
Mental health clinician and Bayside resident Mark Micelli will be imparting advice on how to restock your mental health toolkit for lockdown, at a free webinar hosted Peaceful Bayside on Thursday, August 12 at 7.25pm
16 JULY 2021: The Leader
Bayside has been trialling mobile Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) across the LGA. Following the success, the council will expand the technology to Brighton to tackle the problem of anti-social behaviour
12 JUNE 2021: The Leader
A new Facebook group set-up by women in the Bayside local government area aims to support women through a range of issues including domestic violence and under-representation on local council
18 MARCH 2021: The Leader
Bayside Council calls for NSW Government to install speed cameras on Bay Street
A video of a Holden ute crashing into a homeowner's fence on Vanston Parade in Sans Souci shows the latest in a string of hoon-related incidents in the suburbs around Brighton Le Sands, and Bayside Council has now launched a campaign against the behaviour
12 November 2020: The Leader
Bayside Council and St George Police to tackle street safety
St George Police have set up Operation Overhaul during the summer period, bringing together Police from various units to tackle hooning and anti-social behaviour specifically along the Botany Bay foreshore
7 NOVEMBER 2020: The Leader
Peaceful Streets Action Group drafts anti-car hoon strategy for Bayside
The newly-formed Peaceful Streets Action Group, Bayside and Surrounds will present a 2,500 signature petition to Bayside Council next week calling for action to reduce the impact of car hoons
29 SEPTEMBER 2020: The Leader
New action group formed to tackle car hoons
A petition for peaceful streets in Bayside has grown into a community action group demanding the state government intervene in road safety issues in the Bayside area
4 SEPTEMBER 2023: 9 News Sydney
With the number of fatalities this year sitting 33 per cent higher than last, police are blaming reckless drivers. Now new technology is promising to catch them in the act. Noise-activated speed cameras for hoon prevention.
27 AUGUST 2023: The Australian
“We ask for you to honour your government’s commitments to begin noise cameras trials in Bay St and Sandringham by the end of 2023, with a commitment to revise the relevant legislation necessary to implement wider noise camera use across the state”
10 AUGUST 2023: The Leader
Bayside may ask for extended jet-ski exclusion zone in Botany Bay
In a Notice of Motion submitted in June, Councillor Heidi Lee Douglas called for a council report on how Bayside Council could include information about safe jet-ski activity as part of the Summer Foreshores program.
25 JUNE 2023: The Sydney Morning Herald
Cameras that detect noisy vehicles will be trialled in Sydney suburbs in a bid to combat “hooning” and anti-social driving, Independent MP Alex Greenwich has renewed calls for cameras that capture an image of a vehicle as well as measure its noise levels.
16 JUNE 2023: The Leader
Call for Botany Bay safety zone for shorebirds
In a Notice of Motion submitted to the 25 May Bayside Council meeting, Councillor Heidi Lee Douglas asked the council to work with the Georges Riverkeeper program to develop a shorebird protection plan to accommodate resident and migratory shorebirds. This was supported by the council.
23 MARCH 2023: The Leader
NSW Labor will trial vehicle noise cameras in Bayside
A Minns Labor Government will roll out a trial of the new technology cameras, similar to those currently being tested in the UK. Rockdale MP, Steve Kamper made the announcement at Brighton Le Sands with Bayside Councillor Heidi Lee Douglas and Joyce Campbell from Peaceful Bayside.
29 APRIL 2022: The Leader
Superannuation for councillors will encourage more people to put their hand up to serve the community, Bayside Council was told this week.
7 MARCH 2022: Dynamic Business
Reach for the stars, we tell young girls. Break that glass ceiling. Start your own business. But how vigorously do we urge them to use their talents to affect change by entering politics?
5 FEBRUARY 2022: The Leader
Revive Wetland launch
Conservation Volunteers Australia launched the Revive our Wetlands Program at the Land Lights Wetland, Arncliffe last week to mark World Wetlands Day. The program is being undertaken by Conservation Volunteers Australia in partnership with Chevron Australia.
22 SEPTEMBER 2021: The Leader
Bardwell Park resident gets crafty on new reality show
Ms Buchanan, the owner of Pink Cactus in Rockdale, has turned her love of craft into a career, and is now showcasing her skills on Ten's "Making It". On 5 October she will talk about her love of and the potential to grow arts and crafts in Bayside, in a Peaceful Bayside webinar
3 SEPTEMBER 2021: The Leader
Lockdown has led to the Bayside Paddle Group being formed, to be a friendly place for locals to skill-share and celebrate members' paddling adventures on Botany Bay, and the Cooks and Georges Rivers
18 AUGUST 2021: The Leader
Recently, the community garden members were concerned to find that Bayside Council's draft Muddy Creek Masterplan proposes a road that goes straight through the garden that they have worked for years to build
23 JULY 2021: The Leader
Peaceful Bayside has three independent candidates standing for Bayside Council in the December 4 local government elections: Heidi Lee Douglas, Imroze Ali and Joyce Campbell
15 JULY 2021: The Leader
Peaceful Bayside wants to find a way to support Bayside Council workers and highlights the potentially negative consequences of Bayside Council's working from home directive to staff
19 MAY 2021: Eastside FM Radio 89.5
RADIO INTERVIEW With presenter Virginia Lowe
This week is national and international Road Safety Week, and local action group Peaceful Bayside is throwing its support behind a global call to embrace low speeder limits on suburban city streets where people and cars mix
14 FEBRUARY 2021: Sydney Morning Herald
Waterfront suburbs crack down on drag racing, burnouts and ‘louts’
Heidi Lee Douglas said there had been a significant increase in dangerous driving and excessive noise pollution. She was almost killed twice in one week by vehicles driving too fast, generating “unbearably loud noise” and blowing smoke
11 November 2020: 9News
'Living Hell': Residents call for increased police presence to deter hoons
Fed-up residents have banded together and presented a petition to their local council calling for more policing as hoons continue to make their lives hell
17 OCTOBER 2020: The Leader
Scott loved performance cars – now he is trying to save our streets from car hoons
In his 20s he drove a turbo-powered Nissan Skyline R33 for about eight years until he had an accident. Recently he joined the Peaceful Streets Action Group