Woman fined for illegal dumping
A PIMLICO woman has been fined for her part in organising the illegal dumping of about 200 tonnes of demolition waste on flood affected land in Pimlico.
Verna Kathleen Wall was convicted in Ballina Local Court on Friday for "actively recruiting" a Maclean based demolition company, Chambers Constructions Pty Ltd, to illegally transport demolition waste from the former Coles liquor store to a property at 883 Pimlico Road, Pimlico.
It was then unlawfully deposited in five separate locations within the property.
The court also found that at the time of the illegal dumping, Mrs Wall was aware she required development consent from Ballina Shire Council for the placement of the demolition waste on the property.
But no steps were taken by Mrs Wall to seek approval until after she was caught by council officers.
Mrs Wall was fined a total of $7500 and ordered to pay all of the council's legal costs, totalling $3800, as well as $83 in court costs.
Chambers Constructions Pty Ltd had previously pleaded guilty to the unauthorised transportation and dumping of the demolition waste and was fined $6000 and ordered to pay the council's legal costs of $550.