City of Mandurah considers off-road bike facility

City of Mandurah considers off-road bike facility

MANDURAH could soon have an off-road vehicle facility.

City of Mandurah councillors will consider an investigation into options for providing an off-road facility at Tuesday night’s meeting.

It is hoped an alternative riding location for riders will reduce the incidents of people riding off-road motorbikes and scooters in local hotspots.

Council is increasingly receiving complaints about off-road vehicles in public areas.

In the financial year 2018/19 the City received 400 complaints regarding off-road vehicles. In 2017/18 there were 372 complaints and 326 in 2016/17.

Off-road vehicle complaints represented the highest non-dog related complaint category for Ranger services.

A report to council said residents were particularly concerned about unregistered trail bikes due to safety, amenity and environmental concerns.