Police have charged a senior member of an Outlaw
Motorcycle Gang following alleged planning and development breaches relating
to a clubhouse in Kiama.
About 10pm, Saturday 25 May 2013, police attended a
commercial building in Browns Road, Kiama where they allegedly heard loud
music and witnessed alcohol being consumed on the premises.
Police will allege the building was being used as the
clubhouse for the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang. The gang was allegedly
holding functions at the premises, which is in contravention of the
Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.
A 35-year-old man, who police will allege is the Vice
President of the Kiama Chapter of the Rebels, was arrested.
He was charged with two counts of carry out specified
development prohibited on land and granted conditional bail to appear in
Kiama Local Court on Monday 17 June 2013.
Detective Inspector Glen Broadhead, Crime Manager at Lake
Illawarra Local Area Command, has warned that anyone found on the premises
may be committing an offence.
“The area, in which the clubhouse is located is zoned for
commercial/business purposes. Any function or consumption and sale of
alcohol at the premises breaches legislation.
“People attending the clubhouse for functions need to know
they may be attending an unlawful event and committing an offence,” said Det