SUPRISE FIND: Police are on scene and Australian Army personnel on the way after an unexploded military ordinance was found on the Bokarina Beach construction site.
SUPRISE FIND: Police are on scene and Australian Army personnel on the way after an unexploded military ordinance was found on the Bokarina Beach construction site. Amber Hooker

Unexploded artillery found on residential construction site

MILITARY and police are responding after a Bokarina Beach construction worker uncovered an unexploded military ordinance this morning.

A Queensland Police spokesman confirmed Kawana police are on scene at the intersection of Nicklin Way and Beach Dr, and Australian Army Senior Ammunition Technical Officers are on their way from Brisbane.

 

Police on scene of the Bokarina Beach construction site about 12pm.
Police on scene of the Bokarina Beach construction site about 12pm. Amber Hooker

An exclusion zone has been set up around where the ordinance was found, however there is no obstruction to traffic at this time.

The spokesman said they could not confirm what the item was at this time, but a member of the public reported it was a 25lb high-explosive artillery projectile.

Construction was under way about midday on the 30ha site where Stockland will develop about 160 homes and 130 terrace homes and apartments.

Stockland has been contacted for comment.

 

Air Force warrant officer Damien Holding prepares to detonate
Air Force warrant officer Damien Holding prepares to detonate "highly-explosive" WWII-era item on Currimundi Beach on August 31. Amber Hooker

Today's discovery comes just weeks after SATO were called to blow up a "non-explosive" 25lb field gun projectile discovered on an access to Currimundi Beach.

During WWII, Australian troops used the stretch between Dicky Beach and Bokarina for artillery training and signs warn the public that military ordinances remain in the area.

 

SURPRISE FIND: Hobby metal detector Shay Burgess unearthed he WWII-era explosive off a beach access leading to Currimundi Beach. It's the second live ammunition he has found in a matter of weeks.
SURPRISE FIND: Hobby metal detector Shay Burgess unearthed he WWII-era explosive off a beach access leading to Currimundi Beach. It's the second live ammunition he has found in a matter of weeks. Shay Burgess


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