IN A bid to counter weather conditions and wear and tear, the City of Rockingham has kitted out its rangers with new uniforms.
The new uniforms come after a restructure of the City’s Ranger Services earlier this year.
Its 14 rangers are now part of the new Compliance and Emergency Liaison team.
Mayor Barry Sammels said ranger uniforms were sometimes reviewed to ensure they are suitable for the job.
“Rangers Services’ uniforms are periodically reviewed to ensure they are still fit for purpose,” he said.
“The new uniforms are hardier and more suited to our weather conditions and the requirements of the job.”
He said the new uniforms were within the City’s budget.
“The changeover cost was $4252 and rangers have an ongoing budget for uniform replacement as the nature of the work means their uniforms are susceptible to wear and tear,” he said.
He said the rangers played a vital role around Rockingham by addressing breaches of local laws such as abandoned, off-road or illegally parked vehicles, and enforcement of local laws relating to dogs, cats, beaches and reserves.
“The City Local Laws are very important to the safety and well-being of our community and rangers play a major role in ensuring appropriate compliance and in prosecuting breaches”, he said.
Co-ordinator of ranger services Stuart Kenny said the job was never dull and often rewarding.
“You never know what type of incident we might be called out on or the opportunities we get to make a difference in the community,” he said.