Failure to provide a report by the specified time has cost Veolia Recycling and Recovery Pty Ltd $9,246.

EPA Victoria has fined the company after it failed to provide a report on the groundwater quality at its Taylors Rd, Dandenong South facility.

The testing and report are required to confirm groundwater has not been adversely affected by the company’s activities and was due on 23 June, 2023, but still has not arrived.

“Veolia operates under an EPA licence and has to provide reports and information for us to ensure they are meeting their licence conditions,” EPA South Metropolitan Melbourne Regional Manager Viranga Abeywickrema said.

“Not meeting a deadline means there is uncertainty about any possible environmental impact on the groundwater and that is something the community will not accept.

“Poor administrative management is no excuse and a fine will help ensure Veolia improves the management of its environmental obligations.”

Reviewed 13 September 2023