We issued four fines worth $60,000 for planning compliance breaches on the Young to Wagga Wagga Looping Pipeline, which led to damage of farmland near Young and Cootamundra.
A Compliance Report for January 2017 released today shows breaches for Stage 2 of the pipeline from Bethungra to Young.
Our officers inspected the site and they found the company had breached some environment management controls and requirements, which led to soil and water damage at adjoining farmland
Two fines worth $15,000 each were issued to the East Australian Pipeline Pty Limited, part of the APA Group, for failing to fully implement the project’s environment management plans for part of the pipeline known as “Loop 9.”
Dr Oliver Holm, Executive Director of Resource Assessments and Compliance, said an investigation was launched in response to community complaints.
“Our officers inspected the site and they found the company had breached some environment management controls and requirements, which led to soil and water damage at adjoining farmland in along the pipeline running from Young to Wallendbeen.
“It is important conditions like these are followed so that any impacts to the environment as well as private and productive land, can be managed properly and avoid damage.
“We recognise that the company cooperated with our compliance investigation and we’re also pleased to see they have made significant progress towards rehabilitating the land.
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