Moore pain for waste


Wanneroo Times - - Wanneroo Link - Mark Don­ald­son

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.

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