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Take a bow 29 Delegate Street Kaleen

By 13 February 2013 52

29 delegate street

Many thanks to Bugmenot for pointing out a most impressive house in Kaleen.

We salute the effort!


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52 Responses to Take a bow 29 Delegate Street Kaleen
#1
niftydog4:33 pm, 13 Feb 13

Ah, that explains the massive trailer full of washing machines in the green space! I had been wondering.

This trumps the Chifley crane by a fair margin I’d say.

#2
MERC6004:45 pm, 13 Feb 13

Is this the group house that ‘aceofspades’ and ‘antigonist’ live in ? Can understand now why they put up a spirited defence that you can have as much gear on your front lawn as you can fit in.

#3
aidan4:45 pm, 13 Feb 13

Maybe that nice @Cmdr_Hadfield will take a picture of the whitegoods mountain from space.

Put Kaleen on the (places to avoid) map

#4
schmeah4:48 pm, 13 Feb 13

WOW! That is very disturbing. I’ll take the crane and some unkempt gardens any day.

This is blatant hoarding though. There could be issues with vermin and pedestrian hazards. One hopes there is scope for this crap to be forcibly towed, surely.

#5
thebrownstreak695:18 pm, 13 Feb 13

Call the scrap metal guys who do free pickup in return for not paying you anything and give them the address. Problem solved.

#6
Holditz6:51 pm, 13 Feb 13

Hmmm… we can’t identify cars that are parking badly/wrongly/illegally/dangerously but it’s OK to identify an address where various items have been placed in the front yard?

#7
johnboy6:52 pm, 13 Feb 13

yep

#8
melon12347:16 pm, 13 Feb 13

I found this place in Richardson last year whilst house shopping. The house behind it was for sale, so I’m sure glad I looked on Nearmaps and Google Maps to notice what I may have been living next to. It’s a shame Nearmaps removed the free personal user option, as shots over the past 3-4 years showed the only thing that changed was the addition of more cars/boats to the front yard.

16 Howson Place for those playing at home.

http://www.filedump.net/dumped/howson11360743234.png
http://www.filedump.net/dumped/howson21360743234.png

#9
milkman7:44 pm, 13 Feb 13

thebrownstreak69 said :

Call the scrap metal guys who do free pickup in return for not paying you anything and give them the address. Problem solved.

+1 to this. One phone call and it’s all gone.

#10
screaming banshee7:56 pm, 13 Feb 13

I’m sure this place has been the subject of a previous post

#11
Aquila8:29 pm, 13 Feb 13

This is nothing compared to what it used to look like about 5-6 years ago. He used to use quite a lot of the reserve besides his house too before being ordered to remove it by TAMS. You may notice in the aerial shots that the reserve has a line of boulders to restrict vehicular access to the side of his property which is a feature you won’t find on most urban parks.

#12
grunge_hippy9:01 pm, 13 Feb 13

9 coningham st gowrie also has an impressive car yard happening. It used to have more… must have had a clean out. Still over 18 cars in the yard.

#13
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd9:04 pm, 13 Feb 13

Haha, thing is, there is no more free scrap pick ups besides ferals like these. They are all hoarding while ez scrap and the like have their doors shut.

#14
wildturkeycanoe9:08 pm, 13 Feb 13

It’s just a home business repairing whitegoods. Good on ‘em I reckon, instead of chucking it out, they are fixing it. Maybe it’s just someone waiting for a big truck so they can take it all in one go to scrap? Either way, big deal. Nothing to see.

#15
rosscoact9:19 pm, 13 Feb 13

milkman said :

thebrownstreak69 said :

Call the scrap metal guys who do free pickup in return for not paying you anything and give them the address. Problem solved.

+1 to this. One phone call and it’s all gone.

Or at least one phone call and watch the fun through the venetian blinds

#16
Gungahlin Al9:53 pm, 13 Feb 13

Some neighbours are just nothing short of arseholes.
Can you imagine living next to this? Can you imagine trying to sell?
Is it any wonder neighbours come to blows?

And WildTurkey? That’s the lamest troll from you yet.

#17
Mysteryman10:11 pm, 13 Feb 13

wildturkeycanoe said :

It’s just a home business repairing whitegoods. Good on ‘em I reckon, instead of chucking it out, they are fixing it. Maybe it’s just someone waiting for a big truck so they can take it all in one go to scrap? Either way, big deal.[b] Nothing to see.[/b]

Sure.. if you’re blind. Wake up to yourself.

#18
HiddenDragon10:16 pm, 13 Feb 13

All that stuff under the canopy of the tree on the left in the top picture would be interfering with the flow of rainwater to the roots of the tree and would thus amount to a strict liability offence of high treason (or something like that) under the relevant tree protection legislation with, as I recall it, a mandatory penalty of life imprisonment and a one million dollar fine (at least).

Meanwhile, dutiful, forelock-tugging folk of this fair town will be applying in triplicate and consulting at length with every householder within half a mile about the design and siting of a new letterbox. There are times when urban administration in this town is a complete and utter farce – one ridiculous bloody thing laughing at another.

The preceding comments are, of course, on the basis that the images are current and the mess has not, or is not shortly to be, cleaned up.

#19
liability10:26 pm, 13 Feb 13

WARREN GARDNER & JULIE BEAVER v ACT PLANNING AND LAND AUTHORITY, if you want some light reading about the efforts that ACTPLA have been through in an attempt to have it cleaned up.

http://www.acat.act.gov.au/judgment/view/4381/title/warren-gardner-julie-beaver

#20
LSWCHP10:37 pm, 13 Feb 13

It looks like if you want a free fridge, dishwasher, dryer etc, Delegate Street in Kambah is the place to go. Roll up after dark and take your pick.

The neighbours will applaud you!

#21
Jethro10:45 pm, 13 Feb 13

liability said :

WARREN GARDNER & JULIE BEAVER v ACT PLANNING AND LAND AUTHORITY, if you want some light reading about the efforts that ACTPLA have been through in an attempt to have it cleaned up.

http://www.acat.act.gov.au/judgment/view/4381/title/warren-gardner-julie-beaver

So basically twenty years and the government has been unable to solve it.

I remember a similar house in Brisbane. The city council gave the owners something like 90 days to clean their front yard up and then sent in a dump truck and workers to cart everything away, with the bill for removal sent to the home owner.

I wonder if the neighbours would have any legal remedy for the devaluation of their property?

#22
Lillypilly11:30 pm, 13 Feb 13

Wow, if only there was an Australian version of A&E’s show, Hoarders…

#23
thebrownstreak696:58 am, 14 Feb 13

rosscoact said :

milkman said :

thebrownstreak69 said :

Call the scrap metal guys who do free pickup in return for not paying you anything and give them the address. Problem solved.

+1 to this. One phone call and it’s all gone.

Or at least one phone call and watch the fun through the venetian blinds

Ha! Please post the video.

#24
Watson7:24 am, 14 Feb 13

liability said :

WARREN GARDNER & JULIE BEAVER v ACT PLANNING AND LAND AUTHORITY, if you want some light reading about the efforts that ACTPLA have been through in an attempt to have it cleaned up.

http://www.acat.act.gov.au/judgment/view/4381/title/warren-gardner-julie-beaver

” The storage area contained a body of material which Mr Gardner compared to an auto wrecker s premises, though the depth and the thickness of the piles of material made it difficult to classify what type of material was contained there. The material appeared to be predominantly white goods however there was material from a range of sources, some identifiable some unidentifiable.”

It’s the vibe your honour. It’s just… the vibe.

Thanks for posting that link. It’s an excellent read.

#25
460cixy8:18 am, 14 Feb 13

I got a fridge of that bloke got price good fridge nice bloke too.

#26
Thumper8:40 am, 14 Feb 13

Gungahlin Al said :

Some neighbours are just nothing short of arseholes.
Can you imagine living next to this? Can you imagine trying to sell?
Is it any wonder neighbours come to blows?

And WildTurkey? That’s the lamest troll from you yet.

Totally agree Al…

#27
devils_advocate8:54 am, 14 Feb 13

melon1234 said :

I found this place in Richardson last year whilst house shopping. The house behind it was for sale, so I’m sure glad I looked on Nearmaps and Google Maps to notice what I may have been living next to. It’s a shame Nearmaps removed the free personal user option, as shots over the past 3-4 years showed the only thing that changed was the addition of more cars/boats to the front yard.

16 Howson Place for those playing at home.

http://www.filedump.net/dumped/howson11360743234.png
http://www.filedump.net/dumped/howson21360743234.png

From the street view it doesn’t look so bad, a few boats under tarpaulins and behind a line of shrubs. Aerial view is a bit more disturbing though…

#28
tactless9:02 am, 14 Feb 13

460cixy said :

I got a fridge of that bloke got price good fridge nice bloke too.

We bought our second hand washing machine from him about three years ago, with delivery and 1 year warranty included in a great price. Since then I have had occassion to call him twice to assist with something breaking down on the machine, he provided awesome over the phone troubleshooting on both occasions and spare parts (with detailed instructions on how to fit them myself) at less than it would cost for a washing machine repair man to take his first breath inside the door!

#29
Billy_Shears9:50 am, 14 Feb 13

Love these new tourist attractions – can we get a list of 100 together and send it to the Centenary people?

#30
Genie10:35 am, 14 Feb 13

Billy_Shears said :

Love these new tourist attractions – can we get a list of 100 together and send it to the Centenary people?

21 Northmore cres Higgins. The guy has about 20 cars on his property. Government clean it up every few years and give him a skip every now and then.

Takes him only a matter of months to clutter it right back up again. Usually worse than what it was.

There was a large skip in his front yard for about 2 months. Pretty sure when it got picked up it was less than 25% full and most of that would have been from the neighbourhood using it.

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