A multi-agency investigation has resulted in a 25-year old Tarneit man facing charges in relation to a series of roadside concrete dumpings around Melbourne that caused serious road safety concerns and cost the community thousands of dollars to remove.
Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA), Victorian Building Authority (VBA), Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, where much of the dumping occurred, and Department of Transport were alerted to the dumped concrete with EPA launching an investigation in September 2019.
On 16 January 2020, the accused man was charged and bailed from the Footscray Police Station to appear at the Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 8 July 2020. The man was charged with dumping industrial waste under the Environment Protection Act 1970. The charge relates to a number of incidents where large concrete slabs had been dumped on roadsides.
“EPA continues to investigate the involvement of other parties in these incidents and we urge members of the public, or persons within the building and disposal industries, to come forward with any information by calling 1300 EPA VIC (372 842),” said EPA Southern Metro Regional Acting Manager Megan Vallas.