Greater Shepparton City Council will develop a strategy to tackle illegal dumping of waste on its property.JARROD WHITTAKER February 27, 2014 5:06am
Huge issue: Illegal rubbish dumping on council land has prompted the development of a strategy to address the problem.
It will also investigate partnership opportunities to address the issue across the municipality.
Last week, City of Greater Shepparton councillors voted to adopt Cr Fern Summer’s motion to develop the strategy.
Introducing the motion, Cr Summer said illegal dumping was a large problem in Greater Shepparton.
‘‘I want a document we can show the public .
‘‘We’ve touched on this in many policies.
‘‘But I’m asking it’s consolidated because the issue is so large.’’
She said in one instance a person had stopped on Peter Ross-Edwards Causeway to dump a mattress off a bridge.
Cr Kevin ‘‘Gunna’’ Ryan said the motion was honourable, but had concerns the issue was covered substantially in other policies.
He also expressed concerns about the council’s ability to police the policy. City of Greater Shepparton Mayor Jenny Houlihan echoed his concerns.
Cr Houlihan said she was concerned the policy would create extra work for council officers they did not need to do.
The motion was passed with Crs Summer, Milvan Muto, Les Oroszvary, Michael Polan and Dennis Patterson supporting it.
Crs Ryan and Houlihan voted against the motion.
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