2017 Coolaroo Recycling Plant Fire

As a result of a large fire at Coolaroo Recycling Plant on 13 July 2017, Maddens Lawyers has commenced class action proceedings against SKM Services Pty Ltd, the owner and operator of the Recycling Plant.

The class action has been advanced on behalf of residents and businesses in and around Coolaroo and Dallas who were impacted by smoke, ash and toxic fumes emanating from the fire. A number of businesses were also forced to cease trading as a result of evacuations and subsequent clean-up work.

An in principle settlement was reached between the parties during a mediation held in March 2018. A Notice of Proposed Settlement has been distributed to group members and a final approval hearing in the Supreme Court of Victoria has been listed for 8 August 2019.

The proposed settlement distribution scheme, for which Court approval will be sought, is available under the Resources section of this page. The proposed scheme is password protected. Should you wish to view the proposed scheme, please contact Maddens Lawyers to obtain the password.