- Council permission will be required to use remote control toys in Mandurah
- Animals other than dogs need a permit to be in public areas across 18 suburbs
- The flying of drones over public property is exempt from the new rules
Children hoping to make use of public parks to play with their remote control toys will now need to seek council approval beforehand.
New regulations introduced in Mandurah, Western Australia, will require residents to apply for a permit before taking to open spaces with their novelty devices.
Those who choose to ignore the local government’s new rules could be slapped with fines of up to $5000, or $500 a day for ongoing offences, WA Today reports.
Residents in Mandurah now need to seek council approval before playing with their remote control cars, ships and planes in public spaces (file picture)
Restrictions are applicable to all public parks, reserves, squares and foreshore areas throughout the 18 City of Mandurah suburbs.
Animal owners will also need to consult the council to acquire a permit if they plan on taking a pet other than a dog into a public space.
The remote control crackdown extends to toy ships, planes and cars, but doesn’t include the flying of drones over public property.
Council permission will need to be sought by families looking to enjoy a day of golf on public land, along with those intending on shooting arrows or carrying a gun.
Those who choose to ignore the local Government’s new rules could be slapped with fines of up to $5000, or $500 a day for ongoing offences
A unanimous vote from councilors on October 10 signalled certain enforcement of the new regulations, with safety of residents in public areas reportedly the key driving force.
The proposed local laws are set to be enforced in a bid to minimise ‘administrative processes’ and ‘provide greater enforcement tools to officers,’ according to a May 9 council report.
Regulating the use of drones in the area is set to be discussed in an upcoming council meeting.