Lake Tyers tradesmen prosecuted, fined for illegal roofing work
Carpenters Clinton Davis and Russell Gilbert appeared in the Bairnsdale Magistrates’ Court on 9 October, charged with one count each of carrying out plumbing work without a registration or licence. Both men pleaded guilty.
In January, a VBA inspector caught the pair fastening metal sheet roofing to a large shed in Lake Tyers Beach. A licensed plumber was engaged to work on a house at the site but not the shed.
After questioning by the VBA, both Davis and Gilbert admitted they were neither registered nor licensed plumbers.
The court granted them a diversion.
The VBA reminds all tradespersons that any work involving metal roof sheeting must be completed by an appropriately registered or licensed plumber.