Wagner in court after landing helicopter in Brisbane park

TOOWOOMBA'S Neill Wagner will face court in August after landing his helicopter in a Brisbane park to watch his son play rugby at Ballymore.

Mr Wagner faces two charges of undertaking a prohibited activity by Brisbane City Council under its Public Land and Assets Local Laws.

Mr Wagner landed a helicopter in Downey Park on March 22 last year, after he could not land at nearby Ballymore because there were people on the field.

A hockey club representative complained to Brisbane City Council after spotting the helicopter.

Brisbane City Council lists prohibited activities in their parks as including activities that are dangerous, damage, injure or interfere with wildlife, vegetation, natural features or park infrastructure, cause nuisance or obstruct public access to all or part of a park.

Mr Wagner was served with a summons over the complaint in February this year.

Mr Wagner pleaded not guilty to the charges when he appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court earlier this month.

The one-day trial will be held on August 29.

Mr Wagner declined to comment.



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