Outrage over Dreamer's Hill permits
People will be charged about $20 to sell their vehicles at popular selling spot Dreamer’s Hill.
From March 3 people will need a permit from the Shire of Roebourne to sell their vehicles, with the permits remaining free until June 30.
When the Pilbara News visited Dreamer’s Hill on Sunday there was a constant stream of prospective buyers moving through the lot. T
he space was so busy boats and cars for sale were parked across the road. One prospective buyer Phil Nahas said it was “disgraceful” the Shire would be charging people to put their vehicles on display. “If they’re going to charge, they should at least put some road here,” he said.
Another buyer Jason Ryan said it was not right the Shire was charging for the space to display vehicles. “It should be free for everyone,” he said.
The new system will also prevent the sale of commercial vehicles at the site on the corner of Dampier Highway and Bathgate Road.
Shire of Roebourne chief executive Collene Longmore said on busy weekends there were too many vehicles in the area and drivers often did not pay attention to the road.
“Previously, potential buyers only needed to pull in and out of the fenced area via its single entrance to view items for sale, but nowadays you have vehicles pulling over to the side of both Bathgate Road and Dampier Highway and this creates a dangerous situation,” Ms Longmore said.
“The reserve has also become an eyesore with vehicles parked at all angles, both inside and out of the reserve and, as a Shire, we must do something to address these issues.
“Each permit will need to be displayed on the vehicle for sale and each person will only be permitted to sell one car, boat, motorbike, and so on, each year.”
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