Moore pain for waste
FURTHER COSTS FOR JUNK DUMP IN BUSHLAND
A MAN who was caught dumping household waste in Jandabup failed in his bid to have his fine reduced and ended up costing himself hundreds of dollars more in court costs.
Mark-Anthony Patrick Moore appeared in Joondalup Magistrates Court on Friday for a re-hearing into his dumping of a pile of junk, including a couch and washing machine, in bushland on Warbrook Road near Sydney Road on June 6 last year.
Moore was originally fined $3500 and ordered to pay $328.70 costs in December last year, but he did not appear at that hearing and asked to have the decision set aside.
The matter, prosecuted by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, was re-heard on March 2.
Moore pleaded guilty and told Magistrate Edward de Vries that he dumped the waste because he saw other junk nearby and had nowhere else to leave it.
“The reason I dumped it there is because I was moving out of my house,” he said.
“I didn’t know what to do to get rid of it.”
Mr de Vries questioned his reasoning and upheld the original fine, saying it “was more than appropriate”.
“In fact, I’m a little surprised it wasn’t more than that,” he said.
Moore’s court costs increased to $828.70.
The junk dumped by Moore.