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Local Council bans remote-controlled toys in parks and reserves.

The City of Mandurah has been labelled “the fun police” after restricting remote-controlled toys in parks and reserves.

Anyone caught using the remote-controlled devices, including cars, planes and boats, on council-owned land could end up in court and face fines of up to $5000, reports Perth Now.

The City of Mandurah in WA says the new regulations were introduced to protect its public parks and reserves from damage.

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The council says it will also protect people visiting the public areas.

Residents who want to use remote-controlled toys can apply to the council for a permit.

The City of Mandurah says it won’t be actively policing its public parks and reserves for remote-controlled toys.

It will only enforce the new laws when a complaint is made.

Recently we shared the story of an Adelaide  Mum shocked to discover a sign banning kids from rolling down a hill at Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens. Read that HERE.

Do you think local councils are getting a bit extreme with the bans being put in place lately?

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  • Yes, this is too extreme for me !

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  • I get why they have done it, but have they designated a safe space for them to be used??

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  • They are getting too extreme,l can’t see the problem.

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  • Actually, I agree with this one. Some of those things are big and heavy, and dangerous if not properly controlled.

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  • More Council poppy-cock! If it is classed as being dangerous, how does buying a special permit make it safe?!!

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  • Do you have to pay for the permit then? Very weird indeed. I wonder if there have been a lot of accidents and that’s why they arrived to such a decision. Not really a popular decision I’d say.

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  • There should be a distinct area set aside for these remote controlled devices and permits should not be required if you are in this area.

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  • So first your taxes are used to maintain the park , then they want you to pay to use it. Money grubbers is what they are.

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  • So if they are so dangerous and cause so much damage why can you get a permit to use them? Bet you have to pay to get the permit.

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  • I think this might be a money grabbing scheme. They’ve banned them for safety reasons, but you can buy a permit to do it :/ Either they’re dangerous or not, why make people pay for the privelege?!

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