Sydney, April 18: A leading business organisation in Australia warned on Tuesday that the iconic tourism and entertainment precinct, the Sydney Opera House, is under the threat of terrorists, a media report said.
The warning made after a multitude of vehicles were seen driving up the pedestrian strip toward the world-famous landmark, Xinhua news agency reported.
Many were concerned about the potential of an attack like the recent one in London, Nice and elsewhere around the globe if security was not improved.
Speaking to the local media, Patricia Forsythe, executive director at the Sydney Business Chamber said the lack of oversight at the iconic complex was concerning.
She said that a new agency was required to] maintain the safety of all those who use the precinct.
“It is timely that these agencies develop a complete approach to the future development of Circular Quay, which would include security,” Forsythe said.
A resident on the condition of anatomy spoke of an incident that occurred earlier in the year that saw a work van appear out of nowhere and drive down the pedestrian promenade.
“All of a sudden there’s a van coming behind us and there were people everywhere,” the resident said.
“They drove the entire length of the promenade … it was scary.”