Council prosecutes Montgomery Homes for working outside permitted hours

12/03/2017

Georges River Council has successfully prosecuted building company, Montgomery Homes Pty Limited, for carrying out development contrary to a development consent. 

On Thursday 9 March 2017, in Sutherland Local Court, Montgomery Homes (the Defendant) was found to have carried out construction works, in the form of a concrete pour after 5pm on 12 October 2016 at 25 Iraga Avenue, Peakhurst.
 
The matter was heard before Magistrate Bartley who found the Defendant to be “unrepentant, recalcitrant and defiant”. 
 
Upon finding Montgomery Homes guilty, his Honour fined the company $8,000, together with awarding $800 costs to Council.
 
Georges River Council remains dedicated to enforcing its conditions of consent. 
 
Developers and builders carrying on work outside of the permitted hours of construction adversely impact adjoining residents in the form of noise, traffic congestion and other environmental impacts.
 
Should instances occur where developers or builders flout development consent conditions, Council will pursue legal action.
 
Residents are encouraged to contact Council if they become aware of illegal building or construction work.
 
For more information about development approvals in the Georges River area or to make a report, please contact 9330 6400 or visit Council’s website at www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.
 
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