Date of offence
Between 17 January 2018 and 14 March 2019
Type of offence

1. Did dump industrial waste at unlicensed site at Maryborough from 17.01.2018 to 22.01.2019, contrary to s.27A(2)(a).

2. Contravene requirements of a clean-up notice at Maryborough on or about 14.03.2019, contrary to s.62A(3).

Background of offense
In January 2018, EPA officers inspected the premises at 82 (Lot1/TP9631) Sutton Road, Maryborough and observed significant volumes of industrial waste.

In February 2018, EPA issued a clean up notice requiring Mr Landsborough to remove all industrial waste from the premises by 31 October 2018.

Although significant amounts of waste had been removed, Mr Landsborough failed to remove all industrial waste and the clean up notice was revoked.

In December 2018, EPA issued a second clean up requiring Mr Landsborough to remove the remaining industrial waste from the premises by 8 March 2019.

In January 2019, EPA officers inspected the premises and observed additional waste had been deposited on the premises.

In March 2019, EPA officers inspected the premises and observed that all industrial waste on the premises had not been removed as required by the second clean up notice.

Mr Landsborough made admissions that he had deposited the industrial waste on the premises himself. His reason for failing to comply with the clean up notice was that he ran out of money.

As at 17 February 2021, stockpiles of industrial waste remained on the premises.
 
Date of court hearing
18 February 2021
Date of court order
18 February 2021
Court magistrate
R C Kelly
Court location
Maryborough
Proceeding number
L10574743

Court orders made

With conviction, fined $10,000 as part of an aggregate order.

Accused ordered to pay costs in the amount of $4,260.40

Order made under s.64 of the EP Act 1970.

Reviewed 22 February 2021