Illegal dumping in Success set for clean-up and crackdown

Illegal dumping in Success set for clean-up and crackdown

PILES of rubbish dumped in an empty Success lot are set to be cleared over the coming weeks, with the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) promising measures will be put in place to make sure the build-up of junk is not repeated.

Old chairs, fencing, building materials, boxes, car seats and mattresses are some of the things dumped on the corner of Bartram and Hammond Roads.

A DAFWA spokeswoman said the department had discussed a site clean-up plan with the Success Residents Association, which includes the removal of rubbish, the replacement of gates and the repair of a section of broken fence.

“The gates and perimeter will take approximately three weeks to complete with the clean-up (to occur) shortly after that,” the spokeswoman said.

Success Residents Association president Kim Sadlier said the rubbish was a potential safety hazard and simply not a good look.

“We need to make the community aware that it is not portraying good community respect for others by dumping possibly noxious rubbish in the middle of the suburb,” he said.

“We need the community to be more vigilant and report any vehicles they see dumping illegally.”

The block was previously used for apiary activities but has been identified as surplus to requirements and is likely to be sold.