Media response - illegal dumping at SUNA

Published on 09 May 2021

Response to Channel 9.

  • The journalist requested comment about illegal dumping that took place at Southern United Netball Association (SUNA) over the weekend.

Comments attributed to Mayor Erin Thompson

Council received a report of illegal dumping at the SUNA carpark yesterday evening and staff, finding no hazardous material in the waste, have bunted off area so it can be removed tomorrow morning.

Council rangers have also been notified and are checking to see whether there is anything in the waste that can help identify the offenders.

There's no excuse for this type of behaviour. Council offers a range of options for responsibly disposing of rubbish, including two free hard rubbish collections each year. This is extremely disappointing and an unnecessary burden on ratepayers.