GIANT Christmas presents — placed in the middle of Sydney’s CBD — have appeared as part of a federal anti-terror initiative.
After horrific vehicle ramming attacks around the world, including Barcelona, Nice, London and Melbourne, Transport for NSW says the bollards have been placed in crowded places to keep pedestrians safe. However, a spokesman added that they were only a temporary measure.
They appeared as part of a massive transformation of the CBD’s bustling George St as part of the city’s light rail development — opening the thoroughfare up to pedestrians for the first time in more than two years.
Dressed up to fit in with the Christmas theme, some Sydneysiders were pleasantly surprised by the security tactic.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a new national security strategy following the terrorist attack in Nice on Bastille Day in July last year — in which a truck...
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