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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 Hells_Bells74 7:55 am 14 Jul 10

“Mr Stand N Hope”

Oh, I’ll pay that one!

westyonline 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 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.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 9:38 am 09 Jul 10

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 willo 9:23 am 09 Jul 10

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

Gobbo 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Lazy I Lazy I 4:43 pm 08 Jul 10

amarooresident3 said :

And I thought my one dead Alfa on the nature strip was bad…

Being an Alfa no one would really expect it to be in operational condition.

amarooresident3 amarooresident3 4:09 pm 08 Jul 10

And I thought my one dead Alfa on the nature strip was bad…

p1 p1 3:48 pm 08 Jul 10

Rikstr said :

This guy in Narrabundah in my Fav he has trucks, cars, stuff everywhere and no lawn to worry about.

…link…

I wonder if he has considered agisting those cars in his neighbours paddock, so limit the over grazing?

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