This vehicle was found abandoned and wrecked opposite the skate park on Walla Street on Tuesday night.
This vehicle was found abandoned and wrecked opposite the skate park on Walla Street on Tuesday night. Max Fleet

Abandoned car sell-off warning

WITH smashed windows and no wheels, it was clear the car abandoned on Tuesday night at Walla Street skate park was not going anywhere under its own power.

But, after being alerted to the problem by police, Bundaberg Regional Council stepped in and made arrangements for the Mitsubishi Lancer to be towed away.

“The vehicle will be taken to council’s waste management facility on University Drive,” Bundaberg Regional Council manager of health and regulatory services John Duffield said.

The smashed-up sedan is one of about three cars abandoned on Bundaberg streets every month — costing the council hundreds in towing and advertising fees.

But Mr Duffield said some of the costs could be recouped if the car was suitable for auction, or if it could be sold for scrap.

“We keep them for at least 30 days. It will be advertised in the NewsMail and, if no owner comes forward, it will go to auction.

“If it is not sold, it will become council property to dispose of as seen fit, and it can be sold as scrap,” he said.

Unregistered vehicles left on public roads, or vehicles parked in dangerous locations, Mr Duffield said, may be deemed abandoned.



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