Off-Road Vehicles Discussion Paper

In response to Local Government concerns, WALGA developed a paper on the control of off-road vehicles (ORVs), including recommendations for State Government. The paper was prepared with input from key stakeholders, including Local and State Government, and user groups, and endorsed by WALGA State Council on 5 December 2018. The endorsed paper and recommendations will be used to advocate to the State Government to:
  • conduct a review of current legislation to align registration and licensing;
  • allocate funding for feasibility studies to identify suitable sites;
  • provide resources and practices that ensure ORV buyers are informed at the point of sale about ORV registration, regulation and restrictions applicable to ORV vehicle use;
  • develop educational resources and training suitable to the specific needs of ORV users, stakeholders and Local Governments;
  • consider and consult on the regulation of the vendor’s role in providing information to buyers regarding ORV registration, regulation and restrictions
  • provide materials to raise community awareness on the proper use of ORVs, ORV permitted and prohibited areas, and the consequences of non-compliance; and
  • allocate resources to address unlawful ORV use ‘hot spots’.
The paper can be viewed here .