Maroondah Journal: Southern Rocycling on defensive over 'unsightly' fence

By October 3, 2006No Comments

The Maroondah Journal and Whitehorse Weekly have both reported on further issues regarding Southern Rocycling, including the failure to seek building permits for building and fence works.

Whitehorse residents are up in arms about Southern Rocycling’s alleged failure to be a good corporate citizen by erecting what residents describe as a “big, black and unsightly fence without a permit.”

Maroondah City Council is investigating issues surrounding Southern Rocycling’s failure to seek building permits.

Maroondah’s city development director Trevor Welsh said the council became aware a fence was being constructed at Southern Rocycling and sent its building inspector to investigate.

“It was found that a fence had been build and in fact fully constructed without a building permit. The council has service a notice to SPI PowerNet, the owner of the property, to give reason why the fence should not be demolished in 30 days.”

Southern Rocycling as part of the broader Heatherdale community needs to heed the lesson from the recent court case and start taking resident considerations into account.

Maroondah councillor Alex Makin said Southern Rocycling did not have building permits for a number of constructions it had completed.

“I urge Southern Rocycling to start cooperating, and apply for building permits with they are required.”

As evidenced through the recent court action Maroondah City Council is willing to act when entities fail to comply with the relevant requirements.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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