Fatal Traffic Crash Along Kittyhawk Dr and Murphy Rd

A fatal traffic crash involving a pedestrian occurred in the early morning of 21 March 2024 at the intersection of Kittyhawk Drive and Murphy Road.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at approximately 5:15 am at the intersection. 

The pedestrian involved in the crash was transported to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in critical condition, where he was later pronounced dead.

The vehicle involved in the incident fled the scene, and police are currently searching for the suspect.

Authorities are urging anyone with information, CCTV, or dashcam footage related to the incident to come forward.

Information can be provided to Policelink using the online suspicious activity form, available 24 hours a day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

For those wishing to remain anonymous, crime information can be reported via Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or reporting online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

When providing information, please quote the reference number QP2400499386.

Published 23-March-2024

Chermside: Plans Drawn For Three New Kittyhawk Drive Residential Towers

A development application for the creation of three new residential buildings on Kittyhawk Drive in Chermside has been lodged with Brisbane City Council.

The proposal, designed by Brisbane-based developer Gardener Vaughan Group, aims to create a total of 117 medium-density units that will be split into three residential towers. Each building will have a maximum height of 12 storeys over three stages, sporting a design that is consistent and in line with the rest of the residential towers in the precinct. 

Photo credit: Brisbane CityCouncil/Development.i

Comprising the building’s ground floor are two 280sqm tenancies, three building lobbies, 25 car parks, landscaping, a pedestrian plaza and accompanying pathways, and landscaping. This level will connect all three towers together. 

Stage 1 will house 38 units, stage 2 will house 39 units, and stage 3 will house 40 units. With 117 units total, there will be five one-bedroom apartments, 32 two-bedroom apartments, 71 three-bedroom apartments, and nine four-bedroom apartments. 

Photo credit: Brisbane CityCouncil/Development.i

Articulated facades, open balconies and recessed walls will provide the building with natural lighting and shade. Walls will be designed in a way that incorporates splays and steps fashioned from a variety of materials — the architecture intending to complement existing developments in the area while enriching the landscape and streetscape character of Kittyhawk Drive. 

Photo credit: Brisbane CityCouncil/Development.i

All in all, the proposal will provide 279 parking spaces for automobiles in the ground floor and basement of the towers — 235 of which will be reserved for residents, 30 for visitors, and 14 for commercial use. The site will cover 15,745sqm of gross floor area, with a 1,919sqm cover of the 3,884sqm development site.

The site of the development application can be found at 75-81 Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside. Those interested in learning more about the proposed residential buildings can read about them through this council reference: A005707662