Rangers to patrol Jindalee beaches

Vehicles, like this one, should not be driven on Jindalee beaches.
Vehicles, like this one, should not be driven on Jindalee beaches.

CITY of Wanneroo rangers will step up patrols in Jindalee to make drivers aware of laws that ban vehicles on beaches and sand dunes.

The City’s community safety and emergency management manager Trevor Prentis said it was an offence for drivers to take any vehicle on to a beach or sand dunes.

Mr Prentis said exceptions were those authorised to do so in the course of their duties, or allowed by a sign.

“Drivers can be fined $125 on the spot or can receive infringement notices in the post if they break the law,” he said.

“The City wants to ensure swimmers and walkers can enjoy the environment safely since the new beach access path was opened by the developer.”

“There have been complaints from beach users about drivers speeding, driving too close and, in some cases, abusing them.”

Rangers will conduct extra patrols near Eden Beach estate on weekends and the developer will install extra signs advising that beach driving is not permitted, including quad bikes.

Beach users can note the car’s number plate, make and model, direction of travel and to take a photo if possible, then call 9405 5000 during working hours or 1300 138 393 afterhours to report it.