The City of Subiaco has recently completed a major project securing a Hay Street taxi rank after a CCTV system became operational on Friday 20 March.
The taxi rank, which is a bus bay during the day, is located on the south side of Hay Street immediately east of the intersection with Rokeby Road and adjacent to the Subiaco Hotel Car Park. It converts into a taxi rank between the hours of 11pm and 4:30am Friday and Saturday nights.
The CCTV system is a step taken by the city to provide a safer and more secure environment for taxi drivers and customers at the Hay Street location, which experiences high patronage levels on those nights.
It is expected that the advanced security will improve taxi customer service by encouraging taxis to service the area and in turn reduce crime or anti-social behaviour through the swifter exit of night spot patrons.
The footage recorded by the CCTV system may also be used as evidence by the Western Australian Police to apprehend offenders caught or seen in the act.
The City of Subiaco will continue to use its resources and capabilities to provide and support initiatives that to work towards a safe, crime-free community.