SEARCH LATEST NEWS


Featured News

 

 

Disney & Musicals dazzle at Theatrehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/disney-musicals-dazzle-at-theatreDisney & Musicals dazzle at Theatre2019-02-11T13:00:00Z
Wander about Waterworth Parkhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/wander-about-waterworth-parkWander about Waterworth Park2019-02-11T13:00:00Z
Toxic Blue-Green Algae outbreakhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/toxic-blue-green-algae-outbreakToxic Blue-Green Algae outbreak2019-02-06T13:00:00Z
Give unwanted items a new homehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/give-unwanted-items-a-new-homeGive unwanted items a new home2019-02-04T13:00:00Z
Take a walk on new Lambeth Reserve boardwalkhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/take-a-walk-on-new-lambeth-reserve-boardwalkTake a walk on new Lambeth Reserve boardwalk2019-01-28T13:00:00Z
Save Our Recyclinghttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/save-our-recyclingSave Our Recycling2019-01-28T13:00:00Z
Dress to impress at Lunar New Yearhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/dress-to-impress-at-lunar-new-yearDress to impress at Lunar New Year2019-01-28T13:00:00Z
National first supports asylum seeker familieshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/national-first-supports-asylum-seeker-familiesNational first supports asylum seeker families2019-01-28T13:00:00Z
Twilight Australia Day event a hithttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/twilight-australia-day-event-a-hitTwilight Australia Day event a hit2019-01-27T13:00:00Z
Simple motto for Young Citizenhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/simple-motto-for-young-citizenSimple motto for Young Citizen2019-01-26T13:00:00Z
Volunteering brings joy to communityhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/volunteering-brings-joy-to-communityVolunteering brings joy to community2019-01-26T13:00:00Z
It's all about communityhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/its-all-about-communityIt's all about community2019-01-26T13:00:00Z
Shake your pom poms on Australia Dayhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/shake-your-pom-poms-on-australia-dayShake your pom poms on Australia Day2019-01-22T13:00:00Z
All eyes on illegal dumpinghttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/all-eyes-on-illegal-dumpingAll eyes on illegal dumping2019-01-21T13:00:00Z
First twilight Australia Day eventhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/first-twilight-australia-day-eventFirst twilight Australia Day event2019-01-14T13:00:00Z
No plan for summer? CBCity has you coveredhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/no-plan-for-summer-cbcity-has-you-coveredNo plan for summer? CBCity has you covered2019-01-14T13:00:00Z
Correctly fitted child seats save liveshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/correctly-fitted-child-seats-save-livesCorrectly fitted child seats save lives2019-01-07T13:00:00Z
Free Bus to Beach and barbecuehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/free-bus-to-beach-and-barbecueFree Bus to Beach and barbecue2019-01-07T13:00:00Z
Exotic animals banned in Canterbury-Bankstownhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/exotic-animals-banned-in-canterbury-bankstownExotic animals banned in Canterbury-Bankstown2018-10-16T13:00:00Z
Making play fairerhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/making-play-fairerMaking play fairer2018-09-25T14:00:00Z
Talented youth recognised in awardshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/youth-recognised-in-awardsTalented youth recognised in awards2018-08-20T14:00:00Z
Jobs and Skills Expohttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/jobs-and-skills-expoJobs and Skills Expo2018-08-14T14:00:00Z
Dunbar gives back after successhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/dunbar-gives-back-after-successDunbar gives back after success2018-08-14T14:00:00Z
Councillor joins sleep-outhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/councillor-joins-sleep-outCouncillor joins sleep-out2018-08-05T14:00:00Z
Win a car at charity dinnerhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/win-a-car-at-charity-dinnerWin a car at charity dinner2018-07-31T14:00:00Z
CBCity reduces plasticshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcity-reduces-plasticsCBCity reduces plastics2018-07-31T14:00:00Z
School zone safetyhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/school-zone-safetySchool zone safety2018-07-31T14:00:00Z
Next step in development of LEPhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/next-step-in-development-of-lepNext step in development of LEP2018-07-24T14:00:00Z
CBCity supports little girl with big hearthttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcity-supports-little-girl-with-big-heartCBCity supports little girl with big heart2018-07-24T14:00:00Z
New community events program unveiledhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/new-community-events-program-unveiledNew community events program unveiled2018-07-24T14:00:00Z

Illegal dumping investigation

Illegal dumping investigation The City of Canterbury Bankstown is investigating an illegal dumping of excavation material in a residential street. No  

The City of Canterbury Bankstown is investigating an illegal dumping of excavation material in a residential street.

A resident who heard the incident occurring just before midnight last night in Patricia Street, Chester Hill, raised the alarm with Fire and Rescue NSW. The matter is now being investigated by the Sydney Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) Squad.

Sydney RID Squad Manager, Darryl Atkins, said eight tonne of material, mostly concrete, soil and some green waste was removed by officers this morning.

"A few small pieces, of what appeared to be asbestos, were also found and sent away for testing. The results are expected later this week.

"Any amount of asbestos is dangerous and we don’t want any of that material to be on a residential street. It is something we take very seriously."

Officers, as a precaution, treated the dumping as an asbestos-related matter, wetting the material and wearing protective clothing while removing it. The street, which was closed off to traffic during the process, was later re-opened.

Mr Atkins said investigators have a number of strong leads.

"Residents are our eyes and ears out in the community because we can’t be everywhere all the time. They often provide valuable information which assists in leading to the culprits and I am confident that will be the case again here," Mr Atkins said.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the RID Squad on 131 555 or Council’s Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000.

"We’re finding people in the waste, demolition and transport industries are wanting to do this more and more," Mr Atkins said.

"They are seeming to want to cut corners and this is just not an appropriate material or place to undertake this sort of work. It’s dangerous, it’s hazardous, and obviously it impacts local residents as well."

Fines range between $2,000 for an individual and $4,000 for a company under the Transport for Unlawful Waste Act, on top of clean-up costs. However, if asbestos is found, the fines increase to up to $4,000 for an individual and $8,000 for a company. Councils also have the opportunity to take the matter to Court, where fines up to $1.1 million can be imposed and a jail sentence of up to two years for repeat offenders.

In 2014, evidence collected by the then Bankstown Council resulted in the successful prosecution of Dib Hanna, dubbed Australia’s worst serial dumper. He was fined hundreds of thousands of dollars and given a three-month suspended jail sentence.

The new City of Canterbury Bankstown was instrumental in forming the Sydney Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) Squad in 2015. It operates out of Bankstown and covers eight council areas. In 2016-17, it carried out 60 investigations and imposed fines totalling almost $100,000.


 8/03/2018 10:09 AM