Off-road motorbikes targeted by Mandurah city councillors

Off-road motorbikes targeted by Mandurah city councillors

Weighed down by constant complaints of off-road motorbikes in public areas, City of Mandurah Coastal Ward councillors Tahlia Jones and Merv Darcy have joined forces in an attempt to put an end to the long-running issue.

At an official council meeting on April 30, the duo presented a motion to their fellow elected members that requested several actions be undertaken.

These included urging the City of Mandurah to develop an engagement plan and a localised approach to target off-road motorbikes, creating a 'tool-kit' to support community members with reporting illegal activity and reviewing previous complaints.

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Cr Jones said while the City of Mandurah's ranger services had an excellent track record, more work could be done with "relevant agencies", such as the Mandurah Police.

For Cr Darcy, the motion came after he was a first-hand witness to illegal off-road motorbikes.

Cr Darcy was in a city park when he saw a rider fall from his bike. He told the chamber when the rider got back on his bike he sped off "on one wheel" and directed a "one-finger salute" towards the councillor.

Town Ward councillor Dave Schumacher said scooters on beach pathways were also an issue in the city.

Councillors unanimously supported the motion.