News

Dumb-sters face $100,000 fines to stop this rubbish

NO RESPECT: Ipswich City Council is cracking down on illegal dumping across the city, such as this mess at Redbank Plains.
NO RESPECT: Ipswich City Council is cracking down on illegal dumping across the city, such as this mess at Redbank Plains. Contributed

A CRACKDOWN by Ipswich City Council on illegal dumping across the city could see the worst offenders facing fines of more than $100,000.

In the latest incident, tonnes of household rubbish have been dumped on a disused road at Redbank Plains.

Amongst the rubbish was unopened personal mail and a letter from the Ipswich Magistrates Court to a local resident, which may lead to the identification of the culprit.

Offenders who illegally dump large quantities of waste face maximum fines of $113,000.

Ipswich councillor Paul Tully said the offenders were "nothing but grubs", destroying the environment and costing the ratepayers money for a major clean-up.

Cr Tully called on the courts to "remove their kid gloves" and impose serious fines on those caught dumping illegally.

MAKING HEADLINES TODAY ...

Ipswich "ticks all the boxes" for NBL side

Councillor flags town plan strategy to weed out criminals

Your chance to have free coffee every day

"Whoever is responsible for this latest incident must be pretty stupid to leave their mail and personal documents at the scene," Cr Tully said.

"Dumping goes on periodically across the city but some of these people can only be described as dumb and dumber.

"They can expect a tap on their front door from the council asking how their private mail ended up in a rubbish heap on a public road in Redbank Plains.

"There has always been dumping over the years, but some people seem to think they can treat footpaths and bush tracks as their own private dumps.

"But it is the ratepayers of Ipswich who end up paying to remove this junk."

The nature of the material dumped also poses a health risk.

"Some of it can be dangerous - things like old TVs, broken glass and syringes are quite unacceptable in urban areas," Cr Tully said.

Topics:  illegal dumping, ipswich city council




Paramedics fought to save drowned toddler's life

Police at the scene of a drowning in Helidon Spa.

Toddler's death is third Lockyer Valley drowning in 17 months

Minister 'blown away' by Ipswich innovation hub

The Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Small Business Leeanne Enoch MP announced a regional innovation hubs program at Fire Station 101. Picture with Memeber for Ipswich Jennifer Howard, deputy mayor Paul Tully and mayor Paul Pisasale.

'There's no where in Australia where a council has done this'

Duffy defamation claim thrown out of court

 Gary Duffy

Judge awarded unspecified indemnity costs

Latest deals and offers

Kanye West gets 'free reign' at VMAs

Kanye West has been let off the leash for the VMAs

Robbie Williams sings at manager's funeral

Robbie Williams and Lamar sang at the funeral of their manager

Twice as much Troy will please country music lovers

CATCH HIM WHILE YOU CAN: Singer Troy Cassar-Daley plans to take some time off to spend with family next year.

TROY Cassar-Daley is releasing a new album and book.

Courtney Stodden gets Reborn Doll

Courtney Stodden is trying to get over her recent miscarriage

Kate McKinnon 'destitute' before SNL

Kate McKinnon says she can't do anything but act

FBI investigating Leslie Jones website hack

The FBI are investigating Leslie Jones' personal website hack

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Noosa mayor on "red alert" over planning court decision

Mayor Tony Wellington hands down his first budget.

Mayor upset at lack of say about look and feel of Noosa