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Who to complain to?

So anyway, I have had some lovely neighbours for a while, who have decided to open a museum of rusting items in their front yard – it is a thing of beauty, about 8 cars, a couple of boats and what appears to be a replica of Sputnik 2, fantastic stuff.

Anyway, I am planning on selling and moving elsewhere and have had a couple of real estate agents tell me that the unofficial Museum of Rusting Things will be such a turn off for potential buyers that it is barely worth putting the place on the market.

My understanding is that it is a private rental – ie not through an agency and not public housing. The landlord is well aware of the situation, but is not prepared to do anything about it.

Any thoughts on who I can complain to, other than you dear readers, would be appreciated. Extra appreciation will be given to anyone who can rate my chances of success.

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29 Responses to Who to complain to?
#1
mezza764:18 pm, 28 Mar 14

ACT Environment Directorate
http://www.environment.act.gov.au/about/contact

If it’s visible from the front street – better than 50%.

Good luck, have fun.

#2
kakosi4:25 pm, 28 Mar 14

Canberra Connect has a website form that you fill in regarding problems in your street. Select a dropdown menu item and send it in. They usually get back to you quickly. If the items are on the nature strip there’s a specific form for those complaints. https://www.canberraconnect.act.gov.au/app/forms/fixmystreet

#3
PrinceOfAles7:36 pm, 28 Mar 14

Offer the museum curator a case of woodstock bourbon cans if they clean up the mess. It will all be gone by lunch time tomorrow.

#4
schmeah8:32 pm, 28 Mar 14

Wow, we must be neighbours .. Small world! It was the boat that gave it away. The only way to be sure though is if you throw in a carnival-like horse caravan …

#5
Maya12310:05 pm, 28 Mar 14

Good Luck!
There’s a yard in Goyder St, Narrabundah that has looked like a car junk yard for years and nothing has been done about. It’s been in the CT too and still nothing has changed. Check it out in Google maps – 141 Goyder St, Narrabundah.

#6
bundah12:00 pm, 29 Mar 14

Maya123 said :

Good Luck!
There’s a yard in Goyder St, Narrabundah that has looked like a car junk yard for years and nothing has been done about. It’s been in the CT too and still nothing has changed. Check it out in Google maps – 141 Goyder St, Narrabundah.

Yes indeed I know it well and what’s more the govie house next to it has been unoccupied for at least 2 years and the front lawn is being used as additional storage. Of course ACT Housing is MIA…

As for your predicament CSRI I can only suggest that you raze it to the ground along with the occupants :)

#7
curmudgery12:47 pm, 29 Mar 14

I live near a bloke who filled his yard with cars, trailers, pipes, boxes and all manner of assorted junk. It was an ACT Housing property and he made himself the tenant from Hell. He ignored all demands, threatened to sue, occasionally moved things around to make it look like he was doing something positive, claimed injury/illness and so on.

He really liked to confuse some issues by dealing with ACT Housing through another family member who lived elsewhere and told a slightly different story . . . the property remained an unsightly mess year after year after year after year.

Anyway, this bloke eventually bought the property from ACT Housing. He did not pay top dollar.

The authorities’ testicles are measured in microns. I rate your chances at less than 1% – but I do wish you every success.

#8
Nylex_Clock7:56 pm, 29 Mar 14

Maya123 said :

Good Luck!
There’s a yard in Goyder St, Narrabundah that has looked like a car junk yard for years and nothing has been done about. It’s been in the CT too and still nothing has changed. Check it out in Google maps – 141 Goyder St, Narrabundah.

Years?

Try decades.

We meekly pay our rates and charges, and those collecting it are too lazy to do anything about people who flagrantly breach their conditions of lease and turn publicly-owned properties into utter tips like the pigs of Goyder Street have done.

#9
Madmax10:08 am, 30 Mar 14

Wait till they are away. Call a scrap metal dealer to remove said junk. He will pay for the scrap metal. Then leave an envelope with the cash in your neighbors mail box.

#10
Pork Hunt2:25 pm, 30 Mar 14

Maya123 said :

Good Luck!
There’s a yard in Goyder St, Narrabundah that has looked like a car junk yard for years and nothing has been done about. It’s been in the CT too and still nothing has changed. Check it out in Google maps – 141 Goyder St, Narrabundah.

Let the record state that it is in fact 126 Goyder St. There is no 141 Goyder St as there are no houses on that side of the street.

#11
milkman3:03 pm, 30 Mar 14

Madmax said :

Wait till they are away. Call a scrap metal dealer to remove said junk. He will pay for the scrap metal. Then leave an envelope with the cash in your neighbors mail box.

+1, except for the last sentence.

#12
Captain RAAF12:07 pm, 31 Mar 14

A random molotov attack should hurry things along. Make sure you have a few ‘miss’ their target along the street so the attack does’nt look targetted…

;)

#13
Stevian1:10 pm, 31 Mar 14

Captain RAAF said :

A random molotov attack should hurry things along. Make sure you have a few ‘miss’ their target along the street so the attack does’nt look targetted…

;)

I see our favouite domestic terrorist is back and as stupid as ever.

#14
p11:15 pm, 31 Mar 14

milkman said :

Madmax said :

Wait till they are away. Call a scrap metal dealer to remove said junk. He will pay for the scrap metal. Then leave an envelope with the cash in your neighbors mail box.

+1, except for the last sentence.

Use the cash to pay for a truck load of mulch to be spread over the entire property.

#15
bundah2:51 pm, 31 Mar 14

Pork Hunt said :

Maya123 said :

Good Luck!
There’s a yard in Goyder St, Narrabundah that has looked like a car junk yard for years and nothing has been done about. It’s been in the CT too and still nothing has changed. Check it out in Google maps – 141 Goyder St, Narrabundah.

Let the record state that it is in fact 126 Goyder St. There is no 141 Goyder St as there are no houses on that side of the street.

Well spotted and for the record the surname of the culprit is Law(ah the irony)

#16
Madmax5:29 pm, 31 Mar 14

Money in the envelope will be used for alcohol and/or drugs.

#17
Storm10:45 am, 01 Apr 14

I can buy Sputnik 2 off them, if they’d like to part with it.
And good luck on your move back to your native homeland of Israel, Identity.

#18
Maya1235:47 pm, 01 Apr 14

bundah said :

Pork Hunt said :

Maya123 said :

Good Luck!
There’s a yard in Goyder St, Narrabundah that has looked like a car junk yard for years and nothing has been done about. It’s been in the CT too and still nothing has changed. Check it out in Google maps – 141 Goyder St, Narrabundah.

Let the record state that it is in fact 126 Goyder St. There is no 141 Goyder St as there are no houses on that side of the street.

Well spotted and for the record the surname of the culprit is Law(ah the irony)

That’s Google getting the address wrong as it does frequently. The address Google gave I guessed was likely to be wrong, as I have had to use Google maps on many occasions. But it showed the house I was referring to. White pages gives it as 124 Goyder St, Narrabundah.

#19
Maya1235:51 pm, 01 Apr 14

Maya123 said :

bundah said :

Pork Hunt said :

Maya123 said :

Good Luck!
There’s a yard in Goyder St, Narrabundah that has looked like a car junk yard for years and nothing has been done about. It’s been in the CT too and still nothing has changed. Check it out in Google maps – 141 Goyder St, Narrabundah.

Let the record state that it is in fact 126 Goyder St. There is no 141 Goyder St as there are no houses on that side of the street.

Well spotted and for the record the surname of the culprit is Law(ah the irony)

That’s Google getting the address wrong as it does frequently. The address Google gave I guessed was likely to be wrong, as I have had to use Google maps on many occasions. But it showed the house I was referring to. White pages gives it as 124 Goyder St, Narrabundah.

Surprise, surprise, with a little more investigation, they are running a removal business from home; ‘Aldun 1 Go Removals’.

#20
colourful sydney rac9:23 am, 02 Apr 14

Storm said :

I can buy Sputnik 2 off them, if they’d like to part with it.
And good luck on your move back to your native homeland of Israel, Identity.

Israel? Wut?

#21
colourful sydney rac12:01 pm, 02 Apr 14

Johnboy’s new job – editor at City News – O_o – you read it hear, hijacked my own thread to bring you this breaking news

#22
Holden Caulfield12:07 pm, 02 Apr 14

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Johnboy’s new job – editor at City News – O_o – you read it hear, hijacked my own thread to bring you this breaking news

Even on a decaying RiotACT that’s still yesterday’s news.

#23
Storm12:09 pm, 02 Apr 14

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Johnboy’s new job – editor at City News – O_o – you read it hear

And you want to run RA, illiterate? here and hear- big difference.

#24
colourful sydney rac12:28 pm, 02 Apr 14

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Johnboy’s new job – editor at City News – O_o – you read it hear, hijacked my own thread to bring you this breaking news

*that should of course be here not hear. inb4 usual pedants.

#25
Postalgeek1:07 pm, 02 Apr 14

colourful sydney racing identity said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Johnboy’s new job – editor at City News – O_o – you read it hear, hijacked my own thread to bring you this breaking news

*that should of course be here not hear. inb4 usual pedants.

Old news, old son.

#26
Maelinar1:41 pm, 02 Apr 14

3 post nutbag.

Been wanting to say that for years.

#27
KB19712:07 pm, 02 Apr 14

Stevian said :

Captain RAAF said :

A random molotov attack should hurry things along. Make sure you have a few ‘miss’ their target along the street so the attack does’nt look targetted…

;)

I see our favouite domestic terrorist is back and as stupid as ever.

& your problem with the good captains approach is?

#28
bundah4:06 pm, 02 Apr 14

colourful sydney racing identity said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Johnboy’s new job – editor at City News – O_o – you read it hear, hijacked my own thread to bring you this breaking news

*that should of course be here not hear. inb4 usual pedants.

You wouldn’t bloody hear about it…

#29
Masquara5:49 pm, 02 Apr 14

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Johnboy’s new job – editor at City News – O_o – you read it hear, hijacked my own thread to bring you this breaking news

“Breaking news” four or five days after the fact. So New Riotact!

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