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Littering

The law says you litter when you discard material in a way that makes a place more disorderly or has detrimental effects on the use of that place.
Everyone is responsible for their own litter, and if you litter you can be fined.

If no bin is at hand, you must keep your rubbish until you find a bin. You cannot rely on other people to clean up your litter. 

Littering includes
 

  • throwing food wrappers or cigarette butts from a vehicle
  • leaving a food container under a park bench
  • stubbing a cigarette onto a footpath
  • tossing an apple core into a garden bed (though biodegradable, items like apples still pollute; compost them or put them in the bin)
  • allowing soil, sand or garden waste to blow from a moving vehicle

Aggravated or dangerous littering

To better protect the community, greater penalties apply to aggravated or dangerous littering that threatens public safety or the environment, including
 

  • discarded syringes
  • lit cigarettes
  • intentionally broken glass

Did you know?

If an individual is found guilty of Illegal Dumping in court, they can face 7 years in jail and a $250,000 fine.

 

 

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is encouraging residents not to be tossers by taking responsibility for their rubbish and either putting it in a bin or taking it with them.

Litter damages our natural environments, harms wildlife and sea creatures, can injure people and makes our public spaces less safe.  Litter is not just unsightly – it’s also very costly. More than $180 million a year is spent managing litter in NSW. 

Roadside litter is one of our region's most unnecessary and preventable environmental problems. The NSW EPA can issue fines of $250 for an individual and $500 for a corporation for littering from a vehicle, based on reports from members of the public. 

By registering to Report Tossers littering from vehicles to the EPA, you are part of the solution to the issue of litter. Litter damages our natural environments, harms wildlife and sea creatures, can injure people and makes our spaces less safe. 

Reporting littering from a vehicle is part of a comprehensive NSW State Government anti-littering program that aims to reduce the volume of litter in NSW by 40% by 2020. The Snowy Monaro Regional Council encourages everyone in our region to get on board. Visit ‘Report to EPA’ to register to Report Tossers littering from vehicles.
 

 

Roadside litter is one of our region's most unnecessary and preventable environmental problems. The NSW EPA can issue fines of $250 for an individual and $500 for a corporation for littering from a vehicle, based on reports from members of the public. 

By registering to Report Tossers littering from vehicles to the EPA, you are part of the solution to the issue of litter. Litter damages our natural environments, harms wildlife and sea creatures, can injure people and makes our spaces less safe. 

Reporting littering from a vehicle is part of a comprehensive NSW State Government anti-littering program that aims to reduce the volume of litter in NSW by 40% by 2020. The Snowy Monaro Regional Council encourages everyone in our region to get on board. Visit ‘Report to EPA’ to register to Report Tossers littering from vehicles..

Reporting Littering From Vehicles

If you see litter being discarded or blown from a vehicle you can report this to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA). You will need to record details such as the vehicle registration, location, type of litter, date and time. When doing so make sure you do not compromise your safety. 

By reporting littering from motor vehicles, you can help raise awareness, reduce cleanup costs and keep NSW clean. Fines of $250 can be issued from your report.

To report littering from a vehicle you need to:
 

  • be 18 years of age or over, or have your parent's or guardian's permission to report
  • have actually seen the litter being thrown, or blown, from the vehicle
  • be able to provide the vehicle registration details and the location where the littering took place
  • report the incident within 14 days
  • make your report online

How to Help Prevent Litter

Simple ways you can help reduce litter:
 

  • Report littering from vehicles Keep a bag in your car to collect rubbish and butts
  • Put cigarettes out and then put them in the bin
  • Encourage others to pick up their litter
  • Put rubbish in a bin or take it with you
  • Download a poster for your workplace or community centre
  • Post/share infographics about litter

 

 

Fines for general littering

Littering is subject to a tiered range of fines under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997
 

  • $80 for littering small items, such as bottle tops and cigarette butts
  • $250 for general littering
  • $250 for an individual littering from a vehicle ($500 for corporations)
  • $450 for littering in aggravated or dangerous circumstances, such as depositing a syringe or a lit cigarette ($900 for corporations).

    If you see or are aware of illegal activity call the NSW Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

    See below Contacts for more information.

    Your personal details will NOT be made public or passed on to the person responsible for the dumping.

    The best contact to report litter (and illegal dumping) depends on the type of litter or dumped material and where it is.

    Where the depositing of waste causes or threatens material harm to the environment, a number of authorities MUST be notified.

    Members of the public wishing to report or inquire about waste or litter pollution should contact the organisation responsible for its regulation, as set out in the table below.
     

    Pollution type or source

    Organisation responsible

    Contact

    Fertilisers, Pesticides, Herbicides

    EPA

    131 555

    Dumped Cars

    SMRC Council

    Police Assistance Line
    1300 345 345

    131 444

    Grease, Oil and Odours on Beaches EPA 131 555
    Contaminated Sites EPA 131 555
    Aviation Fuel Dumping Air Services Australia     1800 802 584
    Odour from Landfill or Waste Depot EPA 131 555

    Rubbish and Litter

       
    Littering from Vehicles EPA 131 555
    Littering from Uncovered Load EPA 131 555
    Roadside Rubbish on Major Roads and Highways Roads and Maritime Services 131 700

    Illegal Dumping

       
    Illegal Dumping of Solid and Liquid Wastes EPA

    SMRC Council

    Local Police 

    Crimesstoppers

    131 555

    1300 345 345

    131 4444

    1800 333 000

    Illegal Dumping in National & State Parks, Historic sites 

    and Nature Reserves 

    EPA 131 555
    Illegal Dumping in Council Parks

    SMRC Council

    1300 345 345
    Illegal Dumping on Vacant Crown Land EPA 131 555
    Illegal Dumping on Beaches

    SMRC Council

    1300 345 345

    Illegal Dumping in State Forests EPA 131 555
    Illegal Dumping on Private Property

    SMRC Council

    1300 345 345

Update post February 2020 Bushfires: The Blyton Group, owner of Selwyn Snow Resort

Update post February 2020 Bushfires: The Blyton Group, owner of Selwyn Snow Resort in NSW, has today announced that due to the extent of the damage sustained in the bushfires earlier this year, Selwyn Snow Resort will not be open for the 2020 snow season.


 

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An initial assessment of critical resort infrastructure has identified extensive damage to buildings, power, water, sewerage and snowmaking. Selwyn Snow Resort has been advised that restoration of power alone will take several months, due to the damage of several kilometres of power poles leading to the resort.


 

 


 

Preparations for the clean-up of the site are underway with demolition of all buildings required, as well as the removal of destroyed resort machinery such as groomers, skidoos and snow clearers. Detailed assessment of lifting and snowmaking infrastructure will continue to be undertaken, requiring portable generators to be brought on-site.


 

 


 

Kevin James Blyton, Chairman of the Blyton Group said, ‘We are incredibly saddened by the impact this fire has had, not only on our resort but on the wider local community as well. We have considered a range of options to try and resume operations for this coming winter, however the damage to critical infrastructure is simply too extensive to make this possible. We recognise the impact these fires have had on local operators, not only for this summer period, but for the peak winter season ahead. We are actively discussing this situation with government at all levels to try and ensure that support is made available for these communities. But have no doubt, my team and I are totally focused on the rebuild of Selwyn Snow Resort and we look forward to welcoming guests back to an even better Selwyn.’


 

 


 

Discussions are ongoing with the New South Wales Government regarding the rebuild process, including engagement with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.


 

Selwyn Snow Resort 2020 Season Pass holders will be offered the ability to transfer their Season Pass to the Blyton Group’s other snow resort Charlotte Pass Snow Resort at no additional cost, or alternatively

receive a full refund of any payments made to date.


 

 


 

Seasonal Employees who had been offered the opportunity to return to Selwyn Snow Resort for the upcoming season, will be offered the opportunity to instead work at Charlotte Pass Snow Resort for Winter 2020.


 

 


 

Regular updates on the rebuild process will be made available at www.selwynsnow.com.au.


 

Snowy Mountains Visit NSW

Upgraded Jindabyne Boat Ramp access road a win for boaters

 

Media release on 31st May 2019 - Snowy Monaro Regional Council jindy boat ramp

 

Boaters are enjoying improved access to Lake Jindabyne with more than $1.3 million in upgrades to the access road at the Jindabyne Boat Ramp.

The project was funded through a $650,000 contribution from the NSW Government, $250,000 from Snowy Hydro Ltd and $163,000 from Snowy Monaro Regional Council.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor John Rooney said the upgrade is a win for the local boating community and visitors who travel to Lake Jindabyne for its well-known fishing.

“The upgrade demonstrates what can be achieved with a combined effort and funding from the NSW Government, Snowy Monaro Regional Council and Snowy Hydro,” Mayor Rooney said.

“Local residents and visitors will now be able to access the lake safely and efficiently, and do all of the recreational boating activities they enjoy.”

Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro joined representatives from Snowy Hydro Ltd, Roads and Maritime Service, the boating community and Snowy Monaro Regional Council for the official opening of the upgraded Jindabyne Boat Ramp access road.

At a celebration held on Thursday 23 May, Mr Barilaro said the project provides boaters with safer and easier access to the lake.

“When existing infrastructure is improved the community benefits as a whole,” Mr Barilaro said.

“We know already how valuable Lake Jindabyne is to the tourism of this region. This boat ramp upgrade will be an asset to the community of Jindabyne”

Snowy Hydro Chief Executive Officer Paul Broad said the improved access road will further enhance Lake Jindabyne’s appeal to locals and tourists.

“Snowy Hydro has been a proud supporter and member of the local community for almost 70 years and many Snowy staff and their families live in Jindabyne,” Mr Broad said.

“Lake Jindabyne was built as part of the Snowy Scheme in the 1960s and it’s a fantastic attraction for the region.

“Safety is a core value for us at Snowy Hydro. We have committed $250,000 to upgrade the road to make access to the boat ramp safer for locals and visitors.”

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