Did you know?
Penalties for those caught dumping illegally range from $750 to $250,000 for individuals and $1500 to $1million for companies
It costs ratepayers a large amount of money to clean up illegally dumped waste every year. Local councils bear the cost of removal, transport and correct disposal of illegally dumped materials as well as associated costs for surveillance, investigation, enforcement and management of illegal dumping sites. All of these costs are passed onto ratepayers and the community as a whole
This fact sheet is designed to help residents understand when and why a property would be considered ‘overgrown’ and the compliance action that may be initiated by Council to ensure the property is maintained to a reasonable standard and does not pose a health and safety risk to adjoining properties