Published on 12 February 2016


Media Statement

Council is fully cooperating with the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) investigation.

Council is grateful for the ICAC’s work in exposing this matter and will continue to work with the ICAC to ensure those who have acted inappropriately are called to account for any criminal actions or misconduct.

Council has zero tolerance for such behaviour.

Councillors are not the subject of the investigation and the matters do not relate to developers or development within the City.

Following the ICAC’s notification, Council took action in the NSW Supreme Court to freeze the assets of two former employees (and related entities) involved in this alleged conduct. The orders made by the Court effectively and appropriately protect Council’s interests and enable us to actively pursue the recovery of any funds or resources that have been misappropriated.

Residents can be assured that Council will continue to protect the interests of our community.

We will continue to cooperate with the ICAC.

In light of the fact that legal proceedings are on foot, Council will not be making any further comment.