AFL legend Chris Judd & # 39; s company fights heavy fine for illegally cleaning up land in the vacation home that he shares with wife Bec – and says he did it for fear of snakes and forest fires
- The 36-year-old company Three Zebras brought out 3500 m² of vegetation
- A study found another 11 piles of scrub that were burned
- Judd and his company were beaten in May 2018 with a total of twenty charges
- The charges against Judd were withdrawn, but the company was fined $ 40,000
The company owned by AFL legend Chris Judd has been hit with a high fine for illegally releasing land in the vacation home that he shares with his wife Bec.
The 36-year-old company Three Zebras appeared to have collected 3500 m² of preserved vegetation on their property at Wilsons Rd, in Arthurs Seat, Melbourne.
An investigation of the property in May 2018 showed that the vegetation, along with 11 piles of scrub, had been burned or was ready to be burned, the Herald sun reported.
Judd, who said they landed was cleaned up because he was afraid of snakes and forest fires, was only allowed to remove a total of 500 m² as a deterrent to bushfire.
Chris Judd's company was beaten with a hefty fine after the illegal removal of preserved vegetation (shown with wife Bec)
Judd was only allowed to remove a total of 500m² as a deterrent to bushfire (pictured their property)
Judd and his company were hit with 20 charges by the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.
However, at a previous lawsuit in May this year, the charges against Judd were withdrawn and the company pleaded guilty of illegal removal.
On Thursday, Judd's lawyer said that his client had advised a maintenance worker to clean up the property & # 39; and & # 39; to make it visible to snake observations & # 39 ;, the publication reported.
Prosecutor Luke Engels argued that removing the vegetation was to create a place for the & # 39; kids to run around & # 39 ;.
He said that more had to be done to protect the illegal removal of protected vegetation.
Magistrate Gerard Lethbridge accepted Judd's reasoning that it was not about financial gain, but the violations were still serious.
His company was fined $ 40,000 and was ordered to pay $ 6,500 in council fees.
Judd and his company were hit with 20 charges by the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
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