Patrols will be undertaken in Mandurah’s public parks, after a series of reports were received by rangers of people on off-rode motorbikes cutting up and endangering people’s safety.
City of Mandurah chief executive officer Mark Newman said it had been an ongoing issue the local government had been trying to combat.
Riding off-road vehicles, which could be trail or quad bikes, is illegal in the City of Mandurah.
Mr Newman said there were a number of different areas with the city that the issue had been raised but that rangers patrolled known hotspots regularly.
“Besides damaging bushland and foreshore areas within the city, the other major issue is community safety - the safety of other people using those areas who may be hit by a bike and the potential for the bike riders themselves to be hurt,” he said.
“Off-road vehicles also cause noise and nuisance to nearby residents.”
“Off-road vehicles are often not registered which makes it difficult to identify offenders.”
He said the City of Mandurah relied on residents to report trail bikes and other vehicles breaking local government regulations.
He said it paid to keep the identification of bikes and riders where possible to allow enforcement action.
Significant penalties for off-road vehicle riders may also apply under the Control of Vehicles (Off-Road Areas) Act 1978 and the City’s Local Government Property and Public Places Local Laws.
To report off-road vehicle use, including the use of trail bikes, call Ranger Services seven days/week on 9550 3777.
For more information on ranger services at the City of Mandurah visit their website.