The City of South Perth’s community rangers play a valuable role in community education. They are often the first point of contact for information about the City’s community initiatives and the requirements of state and local laws.
Community rangers are involved in a variety of issues including:
- Animal control and management
- Dog attacks and dog barking
- Fire hazards
- Abandoned vehicles
- Littering and rubbish dumping
- Suspicious activity
- Illegal signs and goods
- Temporary signage
- Removal of used syringes from public places
- Community safety.
The rangers also operate the City’s Animal Care Facility and a successful re-homing program for stray and homeless animals.
The rangers also actively participate in a number of community activities including the RSPCA's Million Paws Walk.
Rangers are also authorised to monitor and enforce compliance with specific Western Australian government legislation and local laws, including:
- City of South Perth local laws
- Dog Act 1976
- Litter Act 1979
- Local Government Act 1995
- Control of Vehicles (Off Road Area) Act 1978
- Bush Fires Act 1954.
Rangers are an invaluable additional resource for Emergency Service agencies and are trained in Incident Control procedures, traffic control and other general skills. Rangers liaise with other agencies such as WA Police Service, State Emergency Service, DEC, Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA), Department of Agriculture, Water Corporation, Department of Community Development to support and assist these agencies with emergency incidents as required. Rangers deal with various response and recovery measures in case of an emergency.