Neighbours are at last enjoying a reprieve from the burnout
smoke and noise associated with an unauthorised motorsport facility
being run from a 12 acre site outside Perth.
Anne Wood (Senior Associate) recently ran a successful
prosecution on behalf of the local government in question,
resulting in fines and costs of $78,000 being imposed on the
Neighbours had complained for months about the noise and smoke
coming from the site on an almost daily basis.
The worst of the problems included:
300 tonnes of landfill brought onsite and used to create huge
mounds as landing pads for motorbike jumpers
A sea container which was converted into a makeshift open air
The frequency of events involving large numbers of motorbikes,
cars and trucks, many of which performed burnouts on a specially
constructed burnout pad.
Whilst the Defence argued that the events were merely private
parties, a blog showed that tickets were provided for "a
reasonable fee" and a YouTube video demonstrated the scale of
the events, including a smoke trail of approximately 1 kilometre
from a truck burnout. A total of seven convictions were
The evidence also showed that water trucks were hired
specifically for the events and security personnel prevented access
to anyone whose name did not appear on their list.
The most significant outcome was halting the unauthorised
activities, the removal of the unauthorised structures and the
flattening of the mounds. The result is a residential neighbourhood
that has had its rural character restored – much to the
delight of the neighbours.
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