Valley

Warning on illegal river works

Monday 16 February, 2004
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority Chair, Stephen Mills, hopes the recent prosecution of a landowner and contractor for the illegal extraction of gravel from the Goulburn River will serve as a warning to anyone else considering illegal works on a catchment waterway.

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority Chair, Stephen Mills, hopes the recent prosecution of a landowner and contractor for the illegal extraction of gravel from the Goulburn River will serve as a warning to anyone else considering illegal works on a catchment waterway.

He said the landowner and a contractor engaged to extract gravel from the river have been asked to hefty fines and legal costs following their successful prosecution under Section 75 of the Water Act.

Mr Mills said the case served as a warning that the Goulburn Broken CMA would move to prosecute anyone undertaking works on a catchment waterway without a permit.

He urged landowners considering works on or near a river or stream to contact Goulburn Broken CMA Water Quality Co-ordinator Meegan Davies on (03) 58 222288.

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For more information telephone Justin Sheed at the GB CMA on (03) 58 222288.