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By greencape 8 July 2010 57

[First filed: Jul 7, 2010 @ 9:08]

I live in a heritage area that requires mind numbing amounts of paperwork to seek approval to remove a tree or change the look of a house.

However if I were to collect 52 unregistered cars, trucks, trailers, caravans, engine blocks, and sprinkle some household appliances among them? Well that’s just fine.

(Collect = distribute them around the front yard, street scape, neighbours yards and park them on the road when a good reshuffle is in order.)

Is crappy car collecting a socially acceptable secret I’m not in on?

UPDATE: Thanks to “Solidarity” for sending in this cracker from Wanniassa:

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Hells_Bells74 7:55 am 14 Jul 10

“Mr Stand N Hope”

Oh, I’ll pay that one!

westyonline 8:54 pm 13 Jul 10

maybe Mr Stand N Hope might be interested in some of these locations,im sure he could try and sell it to all us rate payers as “Roadsid Art”.has got to be better than some of the shit he has payed for in the past!!

Holden Caulfield 9:52 am 09 Jul 10

abc said :

http://www.nearmap.com/
is a bit more up to date than the old Google Earth.

That’s a good one, thanks for the link.

willo said :

the issue is probably more that nosy neighbours should mind their own f****** business

You either don’t live next to a rusting car cemetery, or you live in a rusting car cemetery.

willo 9:23 am 09 Jul 10

the issue is probably more that nosy neighbours should mind their own f****** business

Gobbo 8:42 am 09 Jul 10

As it appears that the cars are parked within the lease of the property, this is NOT an issue for City Rangers.

This is a matter to take up with ACTPLA.

p1 10:39 pm 08 Jul 10

Google street view is live. The cameras are hidden in the cats eye reflectors on the road.

🙂

WonderfulWorld 9:48 pm 08 Jul 10

excharny said :

how often does google earth get updated?

can you rely on it to check if your car is still there?

Why did you forget where you parked?

farq 9:26 pm 08 Jul 10

abc said :

http://www.nearmap.com/
is a bit more up to date than the old Google Earth.

Higher res too I think.

Thanks,

cranky 9:23 pm 08 Jul 10

abc @ #45

Thank you for bringing nearmap to my attention. Never heard of it, but it is certainly streets ahead of Google Earth for definition. Suspect GE have been reducing definition since commencing public availability.

And it has a map date attached to it.

NickD 9:11 pm 08 Jul 10

peterepete said :

Reminds me of a story (not sure if true) that local authorities use Google Earth to audit streets looking for unapproved construction.

Given that the ACT government does from time to time follow up on stuff posted on Riotact it will be interesting to see if anything comes of this…

excharny said :

how often does google earth get updated?

Every few years – you can see how old the imagery is using the ‘history’ option.

excharny 8:57 pm 08 Jul 10

how often does google earth get updated?

can you rely on it to check if your car is still there?

abc 7:01 pm 08 Jul 10

Potato said :

Paterson St in Ainslie. On any given day, at least 5 cars in the front yard and an assortment of trucks, vans, trailers and spare bits. I just checked it on google maps and I can count 9 cars out the front…

http://www.nearmap.com/
is a bit more up to date than the old Google Earth.

peterepete 6:58 pm 08 Jul 10

Reminds me of a story (not sure if true) that local authorities use Google Earth to audit streets looking for unapproved construction.

Kuku 6:34 pm 08 Jul 10

Solidarity, you forgot about the alsatian that hurls itself at the fence when you walk past.
And how many BMW’s of varying states of decay does one reasonably need to own?

cranky 6:14 pm 08 Jul 10

No2 son deposited a BMW on the nature strip about 4 years ago. Whilst overseas, used to check Google Earth to make sure it was still there.

It still is, but threats have been made.

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