Bikie Hub on Mill Street in Goodna
Bikie Hub on Mill Street in Goodna

Police monitor bikies' new Goodna headquarters

A POLICE operation aimed at monitoring an interstate motorcycle ride led to the closure of Mill and Bertha Sts in Goodna on Saturday.

Up to 100 riders, many of them patched members of the Nomads club, arrived at a Mill St premises on Friday night.

The State Crime Operations Command's Task Force Hydra responded to the arrival, along with local officers.

On Saturday, police set up road blocks and conducted random drug testing and breathalysers.

A QPS spokesman said two people had been charged with alleged drug driving.

Councillor Paul Tully said he had been aware of club operations in the area for "close to two months."

"The club has set up its headquarters in Mill St, and I understand many members relocated from Logan," he said.

"It started off low-key with a few bikes, but I've since received a lot of complaints, mostly about noise.

"I share local residents' concerns about what the consequences might be... whether there might be inappropriate gatherings."

Cr Tully said an Ipswich City Council investigation into the club's operation was underway.

"We're looking at whether there's been any breach of the town plan, for instance setting up a club in that area isn't permitted."

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) issued a public notice about the ride on Friday, which specified the exact route of the trip was unknown.



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