THE owners of a rural property at Wattlebank near Wonthaggi have been told to clean up their act by the Bass Coast Shire Council.
This directive came after complaints were made about the extraordinary build up in the number car wrecks being ‘warehoused’ at the site.
Dozens, possibly more than 100 older model cars have been stored on the site, clearly visible from Lynnes Road, building up over the past few years.
But finally it became too much for some.
“Council has made a formal request to the owner of a property in Lynnes Road, Wattle Bank, to remove a number of vehicles from their property,” said a spokesperson from the shire.
“The number of vehicles on the property qualifies as ‘warehousing’ under the Bass Coast Planning Scheme, which places the owner in breach as this is a prohibited use in a Rural Living Zone.
“Council is monitoring the property and will be following up with inspections.”
Last Friday, cars were seen being transported from the site, taken away for scrap metal, although the falling value of steel and iron has made the disposal of wrecked and clapped out cars more difficult.