Abigroup cop fine for river pollution

THE company which built the Pacific Highway upgrade has been fined for polluting the Brunswick River. The Land and Environment Court has ordered Abigroup Contractors Pty Ltd to pay a $20,000 penalty towards a project to improve water quality in the Brunswick River, as well as $30,000 in costs for polluting the water. The court heard how in February 2006, during construction works on the highway, Abigroup failed to properly contain sediment which polluted a nearby protected wetland at Yelgun. Director-General of the Department of Environment and Conservation (DECC) Lisa Corbyn said Abigroup had pleaded guilty in May.



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