Rangers focused on community

Friday, 18 December 2015

Council’s Rangers, sometimes thought of as the ‘bad guys’, do a lot more than just issue parking infringement notices.

Much of their work goes unnoticed by the community especially in regard to community safety.

Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown said Council's Rangers and Animal Services officers play a vital role in keeping our City clean and safe.

"The underlying focus is all about community safety," Cr McKeown said. "The Ranger's role is about providing equity to ensure everyone can go about their business without being impeded by others."

Rangers and Animal Services Coordinator Noel Fuller said the role that Rangers play has great benefits for the community.

"Council has a dedicated and enthusiastic group of Rangers whose job varies greatly from day to day depending on the needs of the community and the issues arising," Mr Fuller said.

"Our Rangers have a range of options available to them in dealing with offenders on various matters, it's not always limited to enforcement.

The Rangers proactive nature when it comes to animal services speaks for itself with a 97% rehoming rate of companion animals.

Council's Rangers carry out a range of enforcement and education functions relating to:  

  • abandoned vehicles
  • advertising and signage
  • barking dogs & other animal nuisance issues
  • burning off in backyards and on rural land
  • footpath obstructions
  • heavy vehicles
  • illegal dumping
  • lost or roaming animals
  • insecure loads
  • light traffic roads
  • littering
  • parking enforcement
  • school zones

To contact Council's Rangers and Animal Services call 4732 7777.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Friday, 18 December 2015.