Date of offence
Between 29 June 2022 and 10 September 2022
Type of offence


1. Deposit industrial waste at Heathcote Junction on 29 June 2022, contrary to s.133(3).

2. Failed to comply with Information Gathering Notice (IGN) at Heathcote Junction on 10 September 2022, contrary to s.255(2).

Background of offence

On 29 June 2022, the accused emptied 4 trailer loads of industrial waste from a blue scania truck onto a property in Heathcote Junction, Victoria.

The property had no permissions or authority to receive waste. Images of the industrial waste depicted objects similar to bricks, polystyrene, buckets, wood products, white plaster board all embedded within dirt.

On 25 August the accused was issued an information gathering notice (IGN) requiring them to produce all documents relating to the industrial waste deposited on 29 June 2022 including details of the source of the waste. The accused did not respond to the IGN.

Date of court hearing
7 May 2024
Date of court order
7 May 2024
Court magistrate
H L Lambrick
Court location
Proceeding number

Court orders made

With conviction, fined $4,000 as part of an aggregate order.

The accused was ordered to pay EPA costs in the amount of $5,788.

Reviewed 21 May 2024