Toodyay real estate agent fears jail for installing creek crossing on own land

Toodyay real estate agent Tony Maddox (above) at the driveway, culvert and pond on his property which threatens his livelihood and seven staff members’ jobs.

By Michael Sinclair-Jones

A TOODYAY real estate agent has been threatened with nine months’ jail and a $20,000 fine for building a culvert and crossing over a winter creek on his property to reach his home during the wet season.

A conviction would cost Tony Maddox his licence to sell real estate, force his business to close and put seven people out of work.

Mr Maddox also faces a daily penalty of $400 for work he did last year that he says is commonly done by other local rural land owners without seeking permission.

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