Wanting to get some opinions on this situation which has been developing for some time. The house opposite to mine was sold in mid 2019 to an owner-builder, who proceeded to knock the previous dwelling down and build two townhouses. As of today, they are still building the properties, however for the past 9-12 or so months they have been living in one of the townhouses, and parking numerous work utes on the street (and not always using their own driveaways).
Our street is relatively busy, being inner-city Melbourne and off a main road. My side is 2P by day/permit parking during the week, and the other (theirs) is unrestricted parking. During their construction process, my neighbour setup a number of plastic bollards on the street, consuming about 3 car spaces on what is normally unrestricted parking.
From time to time they have used this space for rubbish skips, building materials etc, however for the majority of what is nearly two years now, those bollards have effectively sectioned off those spaces for their personal use. Am I in the wrong for feeling disgruntled? Often randoms will park on the street, as we are also a short stroll from a train station, consequently there have been many nights where I have to park away and walk 100-200m back to my home, even with my council permit, however most people will naturally avoid parking around bollards, and so they effectively never have this issue with parking right outside their house.
I don't believe their bollards have been council sanctioned, but I don't actually know. I don't park in them (nor do my neighbours) due to any potential situation such as them getting a supply delivery, having tradies on site etc, in which I am understanding and really have no qualms working around them to help facilitate their construction, although over the space of what is almost two years now it's become quite frustrating, particularly due to their drawn out build, which is quiet most days and weeks, but still unpredictable.
Are there laws relating to this? For awhile I've just hoped for the house to be completed rather than confront the neighbour or inquire with the council, however at this rate I have no clue when that may finally happen.