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Safety Concerns For Tourists Admiring Sydney's Blooming Jacarandas

They are reportedly risking injury for the 'gram.

02/11/2017 11:03 AM AEDT | Updated 02/11/2017 11:03 AM AEDT

Concerns have been raised for the safety of selfie-taking tourists flocking to Sydney's lower north shore to experience the wonder of the area's blooming jacaranda trees.

Kirribilli's McDougall Street is famous for its extremely photogenic jacaranda canopy that comes into full bloom during Spring.

However local residents have expressed fears for the safety of the flowers' admirers after some were reportedly seen lying down in the middle of the road posing for photographs.

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The chair of North Sydney Council's Milson Precinct, Jillian Christie, told the Mosman Daily that it was difficult to drive down the street "without hitting a tourist" due to the recent influx of selfie-takers.

"They're out in the middle of the road," she said.

"We all love it and we are understanding but we don't want the tourists hurt."

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According to the minutes of a Milson Precinct meeting in October, during the blooming season the street an "extraordinary number" of tourists come into the area, to take photographs of themselves with the back drop of the trees in bloom.

"Residents have come across them standing and even lying in the middle of the road, taking snaps! In 2016 the police were there with megaphones, telling the people to get off the road."

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Christie also suggested that an official jacaranda festival be organised for 2018, with a council spokeswoman telling the Mosman Daily that such plans were "being considered for the future".

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