Jon Stanhope has proudly announced the introduction of his Roads and Public Places Amendment Bill 2009 into the Assembly.
- “This Bill will allow a City Ranger, after assessing and finding that a vehicle is likely to be abandoned, to affix a warning notice similar to a ‘defective vehicle notice’ to the windscreen of the vehicle. The vehicle’s owner will also be contacted by telephone.
“Consistent with existing legislation the last registered owner or identified operator of the vehicle will be required to remove the vehicle within two working days. The Australian Federal Police will also be notified and the details of the suspected abandoned vehicle checked against the record of vehicles that have been reported as stolen.
I’ve always found an abandoned vehicle problem to represent a lack of enterprise on the part of local scrappers.