Abandoned Cars, Lazy Council..
October 15 2018
We live on Hallenstein Street, where it is tricky enough to park outside of our house anyway without all the added traffic due to the ‘diversion’ created after our traffic lights were installed in town by some genius.
There is an abundance of cars with ‘For Sale’ stickers on, most with no WOF or rego, flat tyres, that have been there for months, obviously abandoned. We have contacted the council numerous times, where, if we are lucky a red seizure notice will be placed on the car which will then blow away in the wind and the car will still be there 3 weeks later. The council informed us that there is a backlog in the pound... I wonder if I can use an equally pathetic excuse when they demand my considerable rates money from me.
Maybe more hasty action would be taken if the dumped cars were outside a councillors house???
Response from QLDC
In cases regarding abandoned vehicles we ask that members of the public raise them to our team through the Request For Service function on our website, and appreciate that the member of public has done this. We’re sorry for any delay in removing these vehicles, but a number of factors do exist which can create an obstacle.
First and foremost, we experience a large number of vehicles being abandoned around the district and we do have a backlog of abandoned in Queenstown which we’re dealing with. Other considerations must be given
to cases where sometimes, an abandoned vehicle may be related to ongoing legal proceedings and therefore, something we won’t remove during the process.
If willing, we’d love to get the licence plate numbers of the vehicles in question, and we’ll be sure to check any updates regarding them in our system and speak to our team about them. From there, we’ll be happy to update the member of public.