New ranger service roster provides greater support to community
The local community will now have greater access and support from local rangers with the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’s ranger service now operating across longer hours, seven days a week.
Shire Chief Executive Officer Kenn Donohoe said the Shire’s ranger service offers support to the community in a number of ways including litter control, off-road vehicle complaints, animal control and straying stock, illegal camping on council reserves and parking management in public places.
The Shire’s ranger service will now operate across a seven-day roster with extended hours Monday to Friday from 7am-6pm. Weekend and public holiday hours will be 8.30am-5pm (except Good Friday and Christmas Day holidays).
Mr Donohoe said the new roster was aimed at increasing the Shire’s presence within the community and providing greater support outside of standard office hours.
“Often there are matters that occur on weekends that need attending to, and we hope that having this service available will allow us to be more responsive and address things in a more timely manner,” Mr Donohoe said.
“By having our ranger service operating seven days a week, we hope this will allow us to pro-actively address issues for the benefit and safety of our community.”
During standard officer hours, the ranger service can be contacted on 9526 1136.
Outside of standard office hours, the ranger service can be contacted via the Shire’s after-hours call centre on 9526 1111 or direct on 9526 1136 (if diverted to a message bank, please leave a clear message with contact details).
For life threatening emergencies, contact police or the relevant emergency service on 000.
Complaints relating to excessive noise can be directed Shire’s health services team on 9526 1111 during standard office hours, or outside of standard office hours phone police on 131 444
Calls relating to flooded roads, trees down over roads, vandalism or damage:
Shire infrastructure 9526 1111
Complaints relating to excessive noise:
During working hours, Shire Health Services 9526 1111
Outside of working hours, Police on 131 444
Non-Shire numbers and agencies or services that you may require:
For Emergencies during and outside of working hours:
Fire: All fire calls are to be made to 000
Police: Emergency calls to 000
Non-emergency calls to 131 444” (e.g. out of control parties, hoon driving, suspicious or anti-social behavior, lost or missing persons)
RSPCA: Animal welfare/cruelty calls 1300 278 3589
Wildlife: Calls relating to Injured Wildlife 9474 9055 (Wildcare)
State lands: Includes National and Region Parks and State Forrest 9290 6100
Pollution: Pollution/hazardous materials incidents 1300 784 782 (for emergencies call 000)