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Taxi concierge service for Glenelg

Friday 13 November 2020

A taxi concierge service has been reinstated in Glenelg for the summer months, thanks to a commitment by the City of Holdfast Bay with support from the Taxi Council South Australia.

The Colley Terrace taxi rank is now serviced by a qualified security guard on Saturday nights, from 11pm -3am, and this will continue until the end of April 2021.

In December and January during the peak summer months, a security guard will be assisted by a taxi rank concierge to ensure patrons can access the taxi rank safely. They'll also be on duty on New Year's Eve.

The City of Holdfast Bay will increase its night patrols of the area over the summer months to assist the security guard and concierge.

City of Holdfast Bay Mayor Amanda Wilson is pleased the concierge service is running again, particularly with more people enjoying the warmer weather, activities and events at Glenelg.

"We want everyone who comes to Glenelg for dinner or an evening out to also be able to get home safely, and I'm pleased we're offering a concierge service at the taxi rank," she said.

"Along with assisting people to access the taxi, the staff can also keep an eye out for any potential issues, which can then immediately be reported to SA Police.

“Glenelg is a wonderful and very popular shopping, entertainment and tourism destination and initiatives such as the taxi concierge provide an important service for visitors”.

Taxi Council President, Hon John Trainer, commends the City of Holdfast Bay for re-introducing the Managed Taxi Rank which had been running successfully at Glenelg and around town since 2002.

“Prior to the Government’s cutting off funding, South Australia‘s award-winning Managed Taxi Rank Program was each year accessed by 350,000 passengers,” he said.

“The City of Holdfast Bay must be congratulated for recognising the public security benefits, particularly for young people wanting to get home safely at the end of a Saturday night out.”