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Abandoned Vehicles

PUBLIC NOTICE

 ABANDONED MOTOR VEHICLES – EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SALE

Impounding Act 1993 – Section 24

Expressions of interest are invited for the following Abandoned Motor Vehicles.

The following vehicles have been impounded under the provisions of (Sections 15-27) of the

Impounding Act 1993.

Item Description (Vehicles)

  1. Impound No: 1, Grey Holden Captiva, VIN: KL3DD266JBB1199059, 12/11
  2. Impound No: 2, Silver BMW 325ci, VIN: WBABN32090JW42524, 01/02
  3. Impound No: 3, White Toyota Hiace, Van, VIN: JT743UHC500001208, (Gas)

Expressions of interest will close at 5:00pm, Tuesday 15th September 2020.

Expressions of interest are to be posted to the General Manager,

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council,

PO Box 420, Cootamundra NSW 2590 or emailed to mail@cgrc.nsw.gov.au

Enquires and inspections by appointment, please contact

Council’s Rangers on 1300 459 689

CGRC reserves the right to cancel the expressions of interest at any time.

Phillip McMurray – General Manager

 

Report Abandoned Vehicles

Abandoning a vehicle is an offence under the Impounding Act 1993. It detracts from the local amenity of the Highlands and may cause an unsafe situation or public inconvenience.
To report a vehicle you think has been abandoned (including cars, caravans and trailers), contact:

You can report Abandoned Vehicles by:

  •  Contacting CGRC on 1300 459 689 or mail@cgrc.nsw.gov.au
  • Calling the NSW Police Assistance Line – 131 444

The Police Assistance Line operates 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.
Council is unable to remove an abandoned vehicle until the NSW Police have confirmed that the vehicle has not been stolen or is otherwise of interest to them.
Once the NSW Police have confirmed that the vehicle is not of interest to them and is in fact abandoned, they will notify Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council.
The registration status of a vehicle is not indicative that an owner has abandoned the motor vehicle and registration is not a consideration within the provisions of the Act. However, it is an offence to ‘Stand Unregistered Vehicle on Public Street’. This offence is enforced by NSW Police and Council does not have the authorisation to enforce or issue a penalty notice. Information regarding the enforcement of unregistered vehicles by the NSW Police may be obtained by contacting the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.

Investigation Process

The investigation to determine if a vehicle is abandoned is carried out under the Impounding Act 1993.

Once Council has been notified by NSW Police, Council’s Regulatory staff can then investigate abandoned vehicles in the Local Government Area. This includes road related areas as defined under the Road Rules 2008, and includes an area that is not a road and that is open to or used by the public for driving, riding or parking vehicles.

If the vehicle is abandoned within an enclosed strata property, the matter should be resolved under The Strata Schemes Management Act 1996 and the Community Land Management Act 1989.

Abandoned vehicles located on private land need to be managed by the land owner and occupier of the premises.

When investigating a suspected abandoned vehicle, Council places a bright yellow sticker on the vehicle to signify that it is under Council investigation and provide the owner notice that the vehicle may be impounded if not removed.

Only in case of absolute emergency (i.e. hazard to public safety) can this process change.

Penalties & Fees

Failure to comply with the Impounding Act 1993 can result in a penalty infringement notice being imposed on a person who abandons a motor vehicle in a public place.

Fees also apply for reclaiming an impounded vehicle, including release, transport and daily storage fees.

Impounded Vehicles

To enquire as to whether your vehicle has been impounded by Council, contact:

CGRC Customer Service

Telephone: 1300 459 689

Emailmail@cgrc.nsw.gov.au

Unwanted Vehicles
If you have a vehicle that you no longer need or wish to keep and are unable to sell the vehicle, contact a scrap metal dealer. In most cases, the scrap metal dealer will collect the vehicle at no cost.

Selling a Vehicle

When you sell your vehicle, it is your responsibility to tell Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) that you are no longer the registered owner.

If you do not tell the RMS that you have sold or disposed of your vehicle, you could be held responsible for any parking or speeding fines, and any penalties and fees if the vehicle is subsequently abandoned.