Council's impound car yard now open for business

Published: 29 May 2018 3:55pm

City of Wagga Wagga’s impound car yard now open for business - 11 May 2016

Make us an offer we can’t refuse.

For the next two weeks, Council’s impound car yard is open for business. All makes and models have to go. Some are drive-away bargains, others require a bit of tender, loving, care. Either way, bargains are bound to be had.

There are 11 cars on the lot including a racy-red 2001 Alfa Romeo sedan, a slick 2002 black VW beetle and five ever-reliable Ford and Holden sedans.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) from purchases who would like to snap up a cheap second-hand car are now open.

“All people need to do is make an offer on the vehicle they are interested in. If they have the highest offer at the end of the EOI period, then the car is theirs,” Manager Regulatory Services Greg Minehan said.

Purchases will make a bid on a vehicle that has been impounded by Wagga Council sometime in the past 12 months, is unregistered, has clear titles – meaning it is not under finance – and comes with a bill of sale certificate.

Some of the cars up for offer come with keys and it is encouraged that potential purchasers wanting to register a vehicle organises a mechanical check prior to sale.

“If you think you might be interested in one of the cars, check it out on Council’s website, and then, like you would do before any car purchase, head down to the lot and see the car first hand. If you are still interested after having a look, then put forward your offer.”

Council also has 32 abandoned shopping trolleys for purchase, which can be repurposed for a range of uses such as in the garden or the shed.

Money raised from the abandoned car and trolley auction becomes general-purpose revenue, and is utilised to support the delivery of Council services and maintenance of facilities.

The cars can be viewed at the impound lot located at the Glenfield Road Animal Shelter on Glenfield Road on Wednesday 11 May, Friday 13 May, Wednesday 18 May or Friday 20 May from 3pm to 4.30pm. EOI’s close 2pm, Monday 23 May. All cars, and the EOI form, are also listed on Council’s website,