Local Man Fined for Failing to Comply with Planning Direction

Published on Thursday, 14 October 2021 at 8:47:00 AM

In the Busselton Magistrates Court yesterday on October 13 2021, the City was successful in obtaining a guilty plea for failing to comply with a direction issued under the Planning and Development Act.

The direction issued to Mr Bishop on 10 October 2019 required him to immediately cease unauthorised extractive industry works at a property in Kaloorup. Despite the formal direction being issued the works continued until at least 18 November 2019.

After pleading guilty to the charge the Court ordered payment of a fine of $80,000 as well as costs of $3,500.

City of Busselton reminds operators and those involved in extractive industries that those developments must be carried out in accordance with appropriate planning approvals and any conditions of those approvals.

Where the City suspects that development is occurring otherwise than in accordance with the Local Planning Scheme, we will investigate and pursue offenders to the courts if necessary.

The prosecution is the City’s second extractive industry prosecution this year.

Objectives outlined in this statement are aligned with Key Goal Area 3 in the City of Busselton’s Strategic Community Plan (Review 2019): Environment that is valued, conserved and enjoyed.

Ends. Media enquiries can be directed to media@busselton.wa.gov.au 

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