A large stockpile of used car and truck tyres at the Haigslea property.
A large stockpile of used car and truck tyres at the Haigslea property. Contributed

Council turns up heat on tyre and asbestos dump

IPSWICH City Council is set to take further action against the tyre scrap company that has brought 80,000 used tyres onto a property at Haigslea.

The council has already fined the operator $60,000 but Cr Paul Tully said council was looking at getting an injunction in the Planning and Environment Court against the operator and possibly the landowner.

"The injunction would be for two things - to prevent any new material from being brought onto the site and also to require them, under the injunction, to remove the material from the site," Cr Tully said.

"The guy who has brought the material onto the property is not the owner, so we are looking at our legal options against the owner of the property as well."

Cr Tully said "tonnes of asbestos" had been discovered on site.

"The asbestos is just stored in the open air," he said.

Brisbane City Council has jurisdiction over another site at Kholo where 100,000 tyres have been illegally dumped.

The tyres are understood to have been moved to both sites from a notorious illegal tyre dump in Pinkenba, near the Brisbane Airport.


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