Southern Rocycling at Ringwood Magistrates' Court

By October 16, 2007One Comment

Universal Metals Pty Ltd (trading as Southern Rocycling) fronted the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court today in relation to causing a nuisance contrary to section 42a of the Health Act.

The charge specifically related to an instance caused on the morning on the 12th of October 2006, where Maroondah City Council officers observed noise due to the operations of Southern Rocycling.

Southern Rocycling pleaded guilty to the charge and the Magistrate sentence the company to the following:

  • Bond of good behaviour for 18 months (which remains in effect until 15th of April 2009);
  • Payment of $7,978 of costs associated with the hearing;
  • Donation of $3000 to the Salvation Army’s EastCare Network;

This result marks the second successful prosecution of Southern Rocycling by Maroondah City Council and this clearly demonstrates that residents have had legitimate concerns in regard to the noise caused by the company.

Furthermore this verdict will test whether CMA Corporation (as the new owners of Southern Rocycling) is sincere in forming a constructive relationship with residents and council. As stated by the Magistrate, residents should expect a peaceful night’s sleep and it is imperative that CMA Corporation addresses these concerns.

If any residents encounter any further issues with Southern Rocycling please contact me on 0408 311 645 or email

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:

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