Ambulance QLD

Man hospitalised after falling from bike on Gold Coast

A man has been hospitalised after he fell from his pushbike in Biggera Waters this morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene in front of Harbour Town around 7.30am.

It’s believed a man in his 50s fell off his pushbike on the corner of Oxley Drive and Brisbane Road.

Paramedics treated the man briefly at the scene for a shoulder injury, before being taken to hospital.

He’s believed to be in a stable condition.

Traffic was briefly backed up in both directions around Oxley Drive while emergency services attended, though has since cleared.

QAS Ambulance responding

Teen girl hurt in car rollover on the Gold Coast

Emergency services have been called to the scene of a vehicle rollover this morning.

It’s believed a teenage girl was the only occupant of the car, which lost control in Jacobs Well around 8.00am.

She was travelling down Pimpama Jacobs Well road, when the car flipped and crashed near the cross street of Behms Road.

Emergency services are still currently at the scene, where they are currently assessing the girl.

Her injuries are still unclear.

Black Swan Lake Protest

‘This is not over’: Black Swan Lake supporters to protest Gold Coast Council

Gold Coasters are being called to Council Chambers today to fight for the last 20 percent of Black Swan Lake.

It comes after a letter from Council CEO Dale Dickson to Mayor Tom Tate was revealed, which advised Council to reject a proposal to save the last part of the lake.

In what’s being called the end of the battle for the lake, Council is expected to follow the recommendations, on the basis that the proposal would cost ratepayers too much money.

Protesters are now planning to rally outside of Council Chambers today, from 12.30pm, to call on Council for three things:

  • To refuse the recommendation from Council CEO
  • To look back at the figures that show it was viable to maintain the lake
  • To look at rectifying the fiasco, but certainly to maintain that last 20 percent

The President of Wildlife Queensland Gold Coast Branch, Sally Spain, says despite a five year process, this is still just the beginning.

“This asset was publicly owned, and that’s why the Wildlife Society have expended so much time and effort on it.

“It was an asset that already belonged to the people, and in its own right was a valuable asset,” Ms Spain said.

She goes on to say that it’s not just up to the Council to fight for the lake that housed 65 out of 285 bird species.

“The Turf Club too have some responsibility in this – they could be generous to the community.

“It was a very sheltered and quiet area, a benefit to the racehorses, a benefit to the public and certainly will not compound the problems that filling in the entire lake will do,” Ms Spain said.

The Wildlife Society is continuing to call on Gold Coasters to get involved in the matter, as the land belongs to the community.

Ms Spain says locals can be in contact with their local Councillors to voice their concerns, or they can come down to the protest today.

“Everyone understands who’s looked at the issue closely.

“The science has showed this is a valuable site, it belongs to the community, it should not have been destroyed.

“We have a council that can afford to maintain this, we have a Turf Club that has responsibility,” Ms Spain said.

Arrest

Patched bikie arrested after allegedly threatening public with knife in Surfers Paradise

Police have arrested a patched member of the Lone Wolf Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG), for serious offences including attempted armed robbery.

Detectives from Gold Coast Criminal Investigation Branch were called to an accommodation venue in Surfers Paradise around 2.30pm yesterday afternoon.

Initial reports said a man armed with a knife was making threats towards members of the public.

During the alleged incident, the man threatened an 18-year-old and a 20-year-old woman with a knife, and attempted to take the phones.

Police located the 41-year-old man a short time later, in a nearby apartment building on Ferny Avenue.

The Terranora man is due to front Southport Court today, charged with two counts of attempted armed robbery and one count of possessing a knife in a public place.

Detective Inspector Brendan Smith said police won’t tolerate violent or antisocial behaviour in public spaces.

“Any form of violence, particularly involving OMCGs, is totally unacceptable and we will continue to bring all resources to bear in tackling their unlawful behaviour,” Detective Inspector Smith said.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Kirra Surfriders Club trailer and equipment stolen ahead of major event

The Kirra Surfriders Club are desperately calling for help from the public, to locate a missing trailer with much needed equipment for an upcoming competition.

The trailer was reportedly stolen from the Kirra Hotel carpark on Saturday night, where thieves had to cut through a chain to take it.

It has since been spotted in the Palm Beach area, with the KSC logo (pictured below) ripped off.

Though the black and white eagle is still printed on it.

It’s believed a male and female were seen in a white duel cab 4WD ute, towing the trailer, and potentially heading for the M1.

The trailer has vital equipment for the upcoming ‘Kirra Teams Challenge’ which is beginning this weekend and bringing 37 different clubs from around the country to the Gold Coast.

Paul Sheehan, the President of the Club, says they’ve potentially lost a lot of important and expensive equipment.

“Tables, marquees, barbecues, generator, tents, bags of rash vests, all the stuff we use to run our monthly events, which we do use for this main event as well.

“The trailer was about $10,000 to get custom made, and it will cost about $10,000-$15,000 thousand to replace the equipment.

“It’s about a $20,000 hole for us,” Mr Sheehan said.

He says despite the disappointing theft, this weekend’s event will still go ahead, thanks to the community.

“We’ve been pretty lucky, the community have come together and are going to lend us tents.

“Snapper Surfriders said we can borrow any of their equipment that we need.

“The community’s helping us get the event for the weekend done but we’re still going to have a big hole in the club after the event.

If anyone has any information about the trailer, please be in touch with the Queensland Police, or Kirra Surfriders through Facebook.