Anti-Terror Bollards To Line AFL Grand Final Parade
As AFL players and fans gear up for the grand final this saturday, Victorian police continue to increase security measures for one of the state's biggest events.
The latest security measure will include anti-terror bollards lining the streets of the annual grand final parade route and other paths leading towards the MCG.
Police and counterterrorism experts have been assisting with the preparations for the event that is set to attract 60,000 fans to the City of Melbourne.
The temporary, concrete barricades will be in place along Melbourne streets on Friday in an attempt to keep separation between people and vehicles.
Victorian Police are set to make further security announcements for the event on Thursday.
Thousands of officers will also be deployed on the day to maintain control of the crowds, however, they are reassuring the public that there is no increased threat of terrorism.
"There is absolutely no advice or evidence to suggest there is any terrorism risk for this grand final," Police Minister Lisa Neville told the media on Wednesday.