Posted: 5 October, 2016 by Hot Breakfast

Abandoned Truck In The Melbourne CBD

"Someone's living in it judging by the jocks hanging off the rearview mirror"

An abandoned truck on Exhibition St that has been blocking a bike lane could be there till mid-November.

The Herald Sun report that the truck may have been there since August.

“For an abandoned vehicle that is registered, the period of notification is based on the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act, which states 60 days’ notice must be given to the owner before the removal of a vehicle,” the Melbourne City Council said in a statement.

STATEMENT FROM THE MELBOURNE CITY COUNCIL:

The City of Melbourne is aware of a vehicle in a bike lane on Exhibition St which has been issued with an abandoned vehicle notice. The bike lane is not a tow-away clearway.

The Local Government Act gives the City of Melbourne the power to deem a vehicle to be abandoned. For an abandoned vehicle that is registered, the period of notification is based on the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act, which states 60 days’ notice must be given to the owner before the removal of a vehicle.

We are continuing our attempts to make contact with the owner to have them remove the vehicle.

The City of Melbourne has been unable to contact the vehicle’s owner. 

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