Date of offence
On or about 13th September 2019
Type of offence
1. Did abandon industrial waste at unlicensed site at Winchelsea on or about 13.09.2019, contrary to s.27A(2)(a).
Background of offense

On 5th May 2021, solicitors acting for the accused requested EPA consider resolving the charges by offering a Diversion Plan with conditions for Robert Earl and withdrawing the charge against the Company (R.J. & C.M. Earl Civil Mechanical).

On 11th May 2021, EPA served a Diversion Notice on Robert Earl recommending him as suitable for a Diversion Order and proposed the following conditions by the Court:

1. That he be of good behaviour for a period of 6 months.

2. That he pay a donation of $8,261.00 (being the value of the original infringement fine) to the Magistrates' Court Fund.

3. That he sends a letter of gratitude to the Informant.

On 16 June 2021, a decision was made by the Court on the papers approving a Diversion Plan for Robert Earl and ordering a withdrawal of the charge against the Company.

Date of court hearing
16 June 2021
Date of court order
16 June 2021
Court magistrate
M G Bolte
Court location
Geelong
Proceeding number
L12195413

Court orders made

Diversion Plan:

Charged with the following offence:

Abandon Industrial Waste - Unlicensed Site.

1. Donate $8,200.00 to Magistrates' Court Fund.

2. To be of good behaviour for the period of the plan until 15/06/2022.

Reviewed 13 July 2021