Joondalup Magistrates Court: man dumped junk in Jandabup bushland

The illegal dumping. Picture: Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
The illegal dumping. Picture: Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

A KINGSLEY man has been fined thousands of dollars for dumping fence panels, bricks and plastic tubing in Jandabup bushland.

Mirmehdi Mokhtari was convicted of the offence in Joondalup Magistrates Court on July 6 after pleading guilty.

The court heard witnesses saw Mokhtari (40) polluting the area, prompting them to report him to authorities.

He dumped fibro cement fence panels from his trailer into bushland before returning on another evening to dump more fence panels.

On a third occasion he discarded a load of bricks.

Magistrate Edward de Vries fined him $4000.

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) waste operations senior manager Matt Warnock said the fine was a warning to a would-be dumpers.

“If you dump waste illegally you will be caught, and there will be consequences for your actions.”

DWER conducts more than 200 dumping investigations a year.

Illegal waste disposal can be reported to the Pollution Watch Hotline on 1300 784 782.