On 17 December 2009, more than 17,000 acres of farmland between Glenellen and Gerogery, north of Albury in New South Wales, was burnt when a bushfire broke out at a council rubbish tip site in Walla Walla.
The fire destroyed five local homes and damaged another four, killed over a thousand sheep and more than 100 cattle, and decimated sheds, vehicles, fencing and local crops.
An appeal has been lodged on behalf of residents and landowners impacted by the fire. The appeal comes following the Supreme Court of New South Wales’ (NSW) decision in May 2018, which went against the landowners.
A date for a hearing of the appeal has been set by the Court of Appeal for 26-28 February 2019.