Further Weapons Offence Charges in Morningside

Queensland Police has arrested two more individuals in connection with an ongoing investigation into a firearm discharge incident in a Morningside car park in July this year.

On July 20, at around 4:30 pm, police responded swiftly to a report from concerned citizens regarding an armed man in a car park at the intersection of Redfern Street and Wynnum Road. The area was secured, and a man was apprehended by 5:12 pm. A subsequent search of his utility vehicle unveiled a disturbing find: a substantial machete, a handgun, and illicit drugs including cocaine, GBL, and methylamphetamine.

The 27-year-old Carindale resident faced an array of charges, including dangerous conduct with a weapon, possession of a knife in a public place, possession of dangerous goods, unlawful possession of weapons, stealing, possessing relevant substances, as well as multiple counts of receiving tainted property and possessing a dangerous drug.

His first court appearance took place in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on July 21, marking the beginning of legal proceedings.

As the investigation progressed, more individuals potentially linked to the incident were identified. On July 23, a 24-year-old woman from Hawthorne was arrested and charged with dangerous conduct with a weapon and possession of dangerous goods. Her case was presented before the Brisbane Magistrates Court on July 24, adding depth to the ongoing inquiry.

Subsequently, on July 29, detectives apprehended a 29-year-old Redland Bay man, who faced a series of charges. These included dangerous conduct with a weapon, possession of dangerous goods, possession of explosives, fraud, and two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm while in company. His appearance before the Brisbane Magistrates Court on July 31 marked another pivotal moment in the case’s progression.

Thankfully, there were no reported physical injuries resulting from the incident. Queensland police are urging individuals with relevant information to come forward. Residents can provide tips and information to Policelink via the online suspicious activity form at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting, accessible around the clock.

Those wishing to provide information anonymously can do so through Crime Stoppers. The toll-free number 1800 333 000 and the online reporting platform www.crimestoppersqld.com.au are available for reporting crime information while maintaining personal privacy.

The ongoing case continues to unveil more details, emphasising the interconnected nature of these events. It underscores the determined efforts of law enforcement to ensure community safety. As additional information emerges, the public remains vigilant, informed, and engaged in the pursuit of justice.

Published 11-August-2023

Indoor Sport and Recreation Site Planned for Cannon Hill Homes

Three residential properties on Cannon Hill will be demolished and then redeveloped into an indoor sports and recreation site if the proposal is approved.

Per Development Application A006183301, three lots on Wynnum Road and Ludwick Street will be converted into two storey commercial centre with gym on the ground floor and offices on the second floor. The property will also have two road frontages to ease access to the centre. 

Ethos Urban stated in the DA that the building’s design will be of high quality and will incorporate a visual design that enhances the appearance of the streetscape. 

“Visual interest is generated via building articulation, varying material types, elevational treatment, breaks in form, use of protrusions, a mix of “soft” and “hard” materials and large sections of glazing,” the planners stated.

Cannon Hill
Photo Credit: Google Maps
Cannon Hill
Photo Credit: DA A006183301

“This design is extended around the sides of the building to achieve a consistently appealing façade when viewed from all angles. The entrance to the proposal is located at the ground level along Wynnum Road. The facade has been designed to be visually appealing and focus of the external features to activate the frontage. The entrance is clearly delineated and accessible at-grade.”

Also included in the proposal is a space for 54 cars in the undercroft, as well as an open rear car parking space accessible via Ludwick Street. Pedestrian access will be established on Wynnum Road.

The DA requires no public notification but a couple of residents have opposed the proposal, citing issues with the traffic flow on Ludwick Street.

“Whilst I understand that this is a code assessable application, I wish to ensure that Brisbane City Council is on notice that this development, if it is to proceed with access by a driveway on Ludwick Street, will create unsafe conditions for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians due to the increased traffic flow. It will also significantly impact the efficiency of the street,” the resident said.

“Ludwick Street is regularly reduced to a single lane due to parked cars which results in queuing both at the intersection with Pickwick Street and on the blind corner in Ludwick Street. This is very unsafe and there are regularly near misses.” 

Council has yet to decide on the DA, which was filed in late January 2023. 

Published 4 March 2023