City of Mandurah under fire for banning remote-control toys in parks

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THE City of Mandurah is under fire for banning remote control toys in public parks.

In May this year, the City adopted the local law banning people from playing golf or archery, flying or driving motorised aircrafts or cars, riding vehicles and bringing livestock on to a reserve.

Residents can obtain a free permit from the City prior to the activity.

A notice on the City’s website read that “it is unlikely that small toy motorised cars would result in a breach of this local law”.

The use of motorised vehicles would only be investigated if a complaint was made.

Rangers will not be actively targeting the activities and will be able to provide on the spot permits where the uses are not creating concerns for the community.

In the case of complaints – the City has the ability to impose a $300 infringement with a $5000 the maximum court imposed penalty.

This local law has been adopted by local governments in the northern suburbs.