Ranger Services deal with the following issues:
The unauthorised parking of vehicles in ACROD bays, no stopping areas and on residential verges creates significant public safety issues and can result in an infringement.
Rangers regularly patrol all areas within the City’s boundaries – except for the City Centre - to ensure safe parking conditions are maintained.
All dog owners have a responsibility to ensure their dogs are registered and are not left to wander at large in public places.
Rangers are authorised to investigate all offences under the Dog Act (1976) and conduct regular patrols of the City’s parks and designated animal exercise areas.
Property owners must clear firebreaks by 31 October each year and maintain them until 31 May the following year.
Rangers inspect all vacant properties during this period to ensure the required work has been carried out. Firebreaks assist by providing access for fire fighting appliances and an area for back burning.
Abandoned vehicles are not only unsightly, they are often parked in unsafe locations and are targeted by anti-social behaviour. Rangers patrol the City’s streets to ensure abandoned vehicles are removed quickly.
The unauthorised dumping of litter and household waste within the City’s reserves and public places is a health risk and costly for ratepayers. The City’s Rangers investigate all offences relating to unauthorised litter dumping and will prosecute offenders who fail to dispose of their rubbish in a responsible manner.
Off-road vehicles are not permitted within the City’s boundaries. Under the Control of Vehicles (Off-Road Areas Act) 1978 all vehicles of this class must be registered and can only be driven or ridden on private property with the permission of the property owner. Rangers patrol all reserves within the City to monitor this unauthorised activity.
The incorrect placement of portable and A-frame signs on footpaths, median strips and verges is not permitted under the City’s Signs Local Law (1999). Signs placed in this manner are not only a distraction to traffic, they degrade the amenity of the area and pose safety risks for the general public. Officers from Ranger Services liaise with all businesses within the City to ensure the correct placement of portable signage.
Wildlife on Roads
From time to time, wildlife such as kangaroos find their way on the City’s roads which can potentially be harmful to the animal. It can also cause a danger to others, particularly road users that may not see or be aware of the animal on a road. In instances where wildlife is seen on roads, it is recommended that contact be made with the Department of Environment and Conservation on 1800 449 453 or 9474 9055 or the WA Police on 131 444, so that the animal can be removed or the traffic hazard identified.