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.
On 17 April 2019 the New South Wales (NSW) Court of Appeal found in favour of Ms Sharon Weber. Ms Weber had appealed the NSW Supreme Court’s decision of May 2018 which went against fire victims.
The Court of Appeal has awarded Ms Weber damages and interest. It has also ordered that the Greater Hume Shire Council pay Ms Weber’s legal costs associated with both the Supreme Court trial and the Court of Appeal proceedings.
On 24 May 2019 the Supreme Court made orders that a Registration Notice be published for the attention of persons who were affected by the fire. A copy of the notice is located under the Resources section of this page.
If you were affected by the fire and have not registered with Maddens Lawyers, we encourage you to contact us urgently. The final date for which you are able to register in the class action is Friday, 21 June 2019.