Council updates policy on abandoned vehicles

Date

Tuesday, 21 December 2021

Release

Central Coast Council has changed its policies and procedures to provide more notice to the owners of abandoned vehicles before taking further action. 

Council acknowledges that a recent impounding of a resident’s car has caused concern in the community. 

In response to community feedback, Council has changed its operational process to provide 14 days’ notice. This extends above and beyond the three days’ notice required by NSW legislation. 

Council has also changed its policies and procedures to ensure that it does not destroy abandoned vehicles that hold current registration. 

Council Administrator, Rik Hart said these changes will provide a more reasonable notice period to registered owners of vehicles. 

“Council is changing its operational processes so that we can meet the needs of the community over and above the minimum requirements set out by state legislation.” Mr Hart said. 

Abandoned vehicles are a concern to Central Coast residents, with over 1,817 reports of abandoned vehicles made to Council last year. 200 of these reported vehicles were impounded. 

 

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Last updated : Tue 21 Dec 2021