Bridge and Marine Australia Pty Ltd pays out $200,000 after protected ecological community and associated species destroyed — Victoria

Date published: 
Wed, 11/25/2009 - 15:45

25 November 2009

Bridge and Marine must pay $200,000 towards the remediation of grasslands, purchase of offsets and recovery actions for a nationally protected species after it cleared an important grassland site for storage of heavy materials.

The payment is part of an enforceable undertaking negotiated by the department under the national environment law as an alternative to taking the matter through the courts.

As part of the undertaking, Bridge and Marine must pay a $30,000 to the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment for the recovery of the Striped Legless Lizard. The undertaking also included an amount mediated through the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal requiring Bridge and Marine to pay $170,000 to Brimbank City Council for the remediation and purchase of offsets of native grassland sites within the Brimbank municipality.