Rubbish illegally dumped in Laurieton

Laurieton resident Robert Scott has called for immediate action to address the buildup of rubbish at a site in town.

The site is located on and adjacent to the track leading across the gully behind and between the Meals On Wheels building and the south west corner of the Camden Haven Community Health Centre.

Mr Scott and other residents have been in contact with Crown Lands in relation to dumping ground and a staff member inspected the site on December 13, 2018.

Notices were issued at various positions on the land to enforce the removal of the camp, vehicle and equipment.

However Mr Scott said not long after the posting of the notices, the camp was abandoned and the land became a magnet for further rubbish.

The resident said several locals have written to the department but they did not received a reply.

A spokesperson from the NSW Department of Industry - Lands said the organisation is currently engaging a specialist rubbish contractor to clean up the site, which is expected within the next two weeks.

The delay in addressing the rubbish and camp debris left on the site was due to difficulties in requiring the services of a specialist contractor in the area.

Department staff will undertake routine inspections once the site is cleaned up.

"If rubbish dumping continues other deterrents such as further signage, fencing or surveillance may be implemented," the spokesperson said.

The department is working with NSW Police regarding removal of the abandoned vehicle.

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