This report was tabled in council recently, summarising the reports by the Department of Development Planning and Human Settlements, on infringements in Barry Hertzog Park.
Residents in the area have complained of a greatly overgrown property in close proximity to a temple, a school and various residences.
Community Services Waste Managements, Dr Thava Kelly, said it was unclear when the vehicles would be repaired.
Residents reported to the Advertiser this week how fed-up they were, complaining about a blatant lack of service delivery which had serious consequences.
Municipal workers excavated a portion of the road to fix the pipe the very same day, and two lanes on Sutherland Street had to be closed.
Portfolio Councillor for Development Planning and Human Settlements, Matthew Shunmugam explained the pylons for the billboards had been erected on Hardwick and Allen streets, among other arterial routes.
A resident on Victoria Street said he was tired of non-functioning street lights and claimed they contributed to crime. Although he reported the problem to the Newcastle Municipality several times, nothing has been done to solve it.
The resident also alleged bricks on a vacant plot of land in Flamingo Street, at the same intersection, obscured the view of motorists, and together with the long grass posed a threat to home and hearth, especially during the dry winter months when veld fires were prevalent.
Director of Town Planning, Ntsiki Khathide, said the municipality was not going to ignore the issue and would find a resolution.
A business owner in the area claimed the illegal occupants were responsible for burglaries and thefts in the CBD.
“While it is not my ward, I cannot just ignore the problem. What gets to me, is that school children and other pedestrians have to walk through this.”