Soil spill spells trouble for trucking company

Nineteen tonnes of soil leaking from a moving dump truck has cost a Lalor company a $9,246 fine from EPA Victoria.

The environmental regulator fined Manrup Pty Ltd after EPA officers found the spill had left soil for several kilometres along Bulla Road, Bulla, requiring the Department of Transport to conduct a 13-hour clean-up.

The spill took place just after four o’clock in the morning on 26 February 2023, as the truck carried the load of soil from a Westgate Tunnel Project (WGTP) depot at Yarraville to the receiving premises at Bulla.

EPA officers investigated and fined the trucking company for unlawfully depositing more than 1,000 litres of waste, an offence under the Environment Protection Act 2017.

Under the Environment Protection Act 2017 and the Infringements Act 2006, the operator has the right to have the infringement notice reviewed or be considered by a court.

Members of the public can report pollution by calling EPA’s 24-hour hotline on 1300 372 842 or providing details online at

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