Fine for illegal asbestos dumping at Kadina Park

A $1500 fine was issued by Lismore City Council to the person who dumped asbestos in Kadina Park at the end of August.

Twelve sheets of asbestos fencing were discovered in the Kadina Park car park area by a family walking their dog.

Public sources allowed Lismore Council to identify the person responsible.

Council decided the infringement notice and fine was enough punishment for the culprit, and their name was not released to the media.

"We hope this sends a message to others that the illegal dumping of asbestos will not be tolerated", said Environmental Compliance Officer Stuart Thompson. "The fees and charges for legally disposing of asbestos at the Wyrallah Road Waste Facility are not exorbitant; it's much like dumping any other waste".

"Often people have the wrong idea that it will cost them a lot of money. It's not expensive and it's incredibly important that people do the right thing. We're talking about a really dangerous product here."

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