Australian crane company fined for noise complaints

Crane Lift Australia has been fined US$4,846 for failing to stop noise pollution on a site in West Footscray, Melbourne.

The Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) found that Crane Lift Australia has not complied with a issued a pollution abatement notice issued in September 2019.

Steve Lansdell, EPA’s western regional manager, said: "Crane Lift had an opportunity to comply but failed. The fine is an appropriate reminder that the EPA takes the law seriously and so should every Victorian.

"We will continue to make sure Crane Lift reduce their noise below the state’s noise policy.

"As a centre for heavy industry, the west has shouldered a lot of the pollution burden. EPA has recognised the need to be based with our community in the west and is more focused than ever to improve non-compliant practices."

Crane Lift Australia can request a review of the decision in the next 28 days.

Image: A crane (Vitalii Turchyn/Dreamstime)

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