A meeting was organised by Otford residents Kerry Moore and Ro Simmons on Sunday April 7 to discuss the issue and more than 20 concerned locals attended.
Most agreed the noise was getting worse and was no longer confined to weekends.
Motorbike riders and car hoons used the stretch through the National Park and down to Thirroul as a racetrack while the Bald Hill and Otford look-outs were used for burn-outs and donuts.
“Excessive noise from speeding motor bikes travelling north to south through the Royal National Park both at night and on weekends is escalating,” Ms Moore said.
“There is an increasing incidence of high-speed racing and burn-outs by cars, particularly at Otford Lookout and the Bald Hill area late at night.”
While residents agreed a multi-pronged approach was necessary to address the problem, the first step was to report incidents to Police and the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to build a log of claim.
“All concerned residents should consistently report incidents to the following two main numbers: 131 555 for the Environment Protection Authority (noise complaints) and 4294 1013 for Helensburgh Police (dangerous driving, eg. speeding and burn-outs),” Ms Moore said.
“You may very well be diverted to Wollongong Local Area Command but it is recommended that you contact the local police in the first instance. The above numbers are our first priority so that we can have maximum effect.”
Organisers will be approaching the EPA to try and have a noise monitoring device set up in the Park to document the problem.
A web-based group will also be established so residents can log their reports and discuss feedback.
To become part of the group, please email Ms Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org
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