Public notice: Sunshine West on 23 September 2023

The public place area depicted on the map has been declared in writing to be a “designated area” by an Assistant Commissioner of Police under s.10D or s.10E of the Control of Weapons Act 1990 (the Act).

That declaration is in place between 8am and 8pm on Saturday 23 September 2023.

Police officers are empowered to search a person and any thing in the possession or control of the person, or a vehicle for weapons.

You, your vehicle or thing in your possession are in a public place within a designated area.

A police officer intends to conduct a limited search of you or your vehicle/things.

  • You are requested to co-operate with that search.
  • You may be requested to remove items of outer clothing such as headwear, scarves, jackets, etc.
  • You may be searched using an electronic wand.
  • You may be requested to remove items from any bags or pockets.
  • You may be given a “pat down” search.

A police officer may also exercise their power under the Act to request you to remove any article covering your face or direct you to leave the designated area if you refuse to remove the face covering, or if the police officer reasonably believes that you intend to engage in conduct that would constitute an affray under s.195H, Crimes Act 1958 or violent disorder under s.195I, Crimes Act 1958.

Attention – Offence

It is an offence under the Act to:

  • obstruct or hinder a police officer or protectives services officer in the exercise of a power to stop and search a person.
  • fail to comply with a direction given by a police officer to remove a face covering or to leave the designated area.

Map of designated area

Declaration of designated area under s.10E of the Control of Weapons Act 1990 a designated area containing:

All public places within the area bound by and including the intersection of Link Road and Wright Street, to the intersection of Wright Street and Ardoyne Street, from the end of the extension of Ardoyne Street across Kororoit Creek to the intersection of Warmington Road and Morrison Crescent, from Morrison Crescent across Glengala Drain to the intersection of Somerville Road and Strzelecki Avenue, to the intersection of Strzelecki Avenue and Diamond Drive, from the end of Diamond Drive to Proximity Drive, to the intersection of Proximity Drive and Boundary Road, to the intersection of Boundary Road and Little Boundary Road, to the intersection of Boundary Road and Western Ring Road, from the Western Ring Road across the entrance ramp of the McDonald’s Western Ring Road East to the end of Federation Way, to the intersection of Federation Way and Sunrise Drive, to the intersection of Sunrise Drive and The Avenue, to the intersection of The Avenue and Link Road.