Police and Hume council swooped on unregistered and illegally parked cars during a recent blitz in Campbellfield’s industrial area.

The blitz was organised in response to a growing number of complaints about unregistered vehicles in the area.

Mayor Drew Jessop said that over the past two years, the council had received more than 30 complaints about vehicles in just one of the streets targeted by the blitz.

“Unfortunately the parking of these unregistered vehicles by wreckers and car yards has made parking a difficult situation for other local businesses, their workers and customers,” he said.

“Additionally, many of the cars left on the street were significantly damaged, which made the area look unsightly.”

Cr Jessop said the council had written to the businesses responsible for leaving the vehicles in the street before carrying out the blitz, but they did move the vehicles.

He said eight unregistered vehicles and a trailer were towed from the road and nature strip, with police issuing infringements.

“As a result of the action, an additional four large trucks and five cars from the same street were moved onto private property,” Cr Jessop said.

“Victoria Police also attended and spoke to several business owners regarding their responsibilities.”