Council Fined Over Gormandale Dump

Source: EPA Victoria.

EPA has fined Wellington Shire Council $8,261 over truckloads of waste found dumped on a property at Gormandale.

EPA Regional Manager Jessica Bandiera says the investigation started with a call from a member of the public which sparked a joint inspection of the property on Oakes Rd, Gormandale.

“EPA and Parks Victoria officers found more than a dozen large piles of waste that should not have been there,” Ms Bandiera said.

“The waste included logs, dried branches, dead vegetation, plastic, blue gravel, paper, weeds, bitumen, road signs, rocks and several different types of soil,” she said.

“It had been dumped along a ridge and was spilling over the embankment into a gully, where the officers also found two old car bodies.”

The waste is classified as industrial waste under the Environment Protection Act 1970 and the facility was not licensed to accept it, which made the dumping a breach of Section 27A(2)(a) of the Act.

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