New ranger team to patrol beaches

Coastal rangers Sharon Mills and Dave Watson. Picture: Martin Kennealey       d447912
Coastal rangers Sharon Mills and Dave Watson. Picture: Martin Kennealey       d447912

COASTAL ranger patrols started in the City of Wanneroo this month, with a focus on vehicles driving on beaches.

The City introduced a dedicated team of coastal rangers in mid-December to increase their presence and liaison with the community in the northern corridor.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said four rangers would carry out regular patrols of the north coast suburbs and beaches.

“The four coastal rangers will work in pairs from Fridays to Sundays until April next year,” she said.

“They will keep an eye on four-wheel-drive access at Dewars Track and the City’s increasingly popular northern beaches, where developers have recently opened up shore access to the public.

“These beaches are being illegally used by 4WD enthusiasts and the City’s priority is ensuring the safety of all residents and visitors to our beaches.”