Man cops fine for lit­ter­ing of­fence

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Ali­cia Per­era

A Kar­ratha man has been fined sev­eral thou­sand dol­lars for com­mit­ting a lit­ter­ing of­fence in town.

Clifton Lock­yer has en­tered pleas of guilty to charges of de­posit­ing lit­ter and driv­ing or park­ing on a re­serve, in Kar­ratha Mag­is­trate’s Court.

The lit­ter­ing charges stem from an in­ci­dent in which Lock­yer left a large pile of rub­bish in an area be­hind the Bayn­ton West Hills on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 24. He was given a global fine of $2000. A City of Kar­ratha spokesman said although the City of­fered free tip ser­vices, lit­ter­ing re­mained a ma­jor prob­lem for the lo­cal gov­ern­ment, which spent more than $520,000 on clean-up ef­forts and received 634 lit­ter ac­tion re­quests through its rangers last fi­nan­cial year.

The max­i­mum penalty for lit­ter­ing is a fine of $5000.

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