Hells Angels will ‘enforce’ rights to keep Ponde, court told

Aerial view of the Ponde music festival, held by the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, in 1993.

Disorganized Developments – which manages the Hells Angels’ 15ha residence at Ponde – has also flagged a bid to have a Supreme Court docket choose disqualified from deciding the situation.

On Monday, Jonathan Wells QC, for the company, stated the Place of work of the Director of General public Prosecutions had been slow to hand around documents important to its seizure bid.

“It seems to us it would be far more efficient if we had been to find, from Your Honour, orders for disclosure … this is a civil proceeding, we are entitled (to do so),” he informed Justice Sam Doyle.

“More specially, it appears to be to us we should find to enforce our procedural rights.”

In December very last year, the ODPP submitted a forfeiture injunction in opposition to the Ponde residence, 107km east of Adelaide.

The fortified compound has served as the gang’s “home absent from home” for far more than forty years.

The landmark court docket motion was made feasible, the ODPP asserted, by the discovery of a burnt-out and dismantled car buried 4m beneath the riverbank soil.

That automobile, they allege, is the getaway car used in the 2017 murder of Mark Boyce – lawfully rendering the complete million-greenback residence an instrument of crime.

Outlaw gang member Joshua Roy Grant, who is serving a lifestyle sentence around Mr Boyce’s murder, is a director of Disorganised Developments.

Gang users are currently banned from attending Ponde, or performing anything to dispose of it or have an impact on its worth, pending the court’s last final decision.

On Monday, Mr Wells requested Justice Doyle to order the ODPP to hand around “all documentation and materials that contains details relevant” to the situation.

He recommended Justice Doyle could not be capable to keep on listening to the situation afterwards.

“SA Police have made a quantity of programs for warrants under the Listening and Surveillance Products Act … two had been granted by Your Honour,” he stated.

“There could nicely have been details (collected by all those warrants) related to this make a difference.

“We have to make a final decision and give information to our shopper about Your Honour.”

Lisa Dunlop, for the ODPP, requested for time to consider the scope of Mr Wells’ request for disclosure prior to any orders had been made.

Justice Doyle conceded Mr Wells had “triggered a memory” about the wire faucets, but agreed with Ms Dunlop that further time could take care of the documentation difficulty.

He adjourned the situation till April to allow for the events to negotiate.