Canterbury City Council - allegations concerning former councillors and other public officials (Operation Dasha)

The ICAC is investigating allegations concerning the former Canterbury City Council, including whether, between 2013 and 2016, public officials including former councillors Michael Hawatt and Pierre Azzi, the former general manager, Jim Montague, and the former Director City Planning, Spiro Stavis, dishonestly and/or partially exercised their official functions in relation to planning proposals and/or applications under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 concerning properties in the Canterbury City Council local area.

The ICAC is also investigating the circumstances surrounding the appointment of Mr Stavis to the role of Director City Planning, including whether, between November 2014 and January 2015, Mr Montague exercised his official functions dishonestly or partially in relation to the appointment of Mr Stavis to that role. Further, the Commission is examining whether, between November 2014 and January 2015, councillors Hawatt and Azzi engaged in conduct that, or could have, adversely affected, either directly or indirectly, the honest or impartial exercise of Mr Montague’s official functions by expressly or impliedly threatening to cause the termination of Mr Montague’s employment unless he appointed Mr Stavis as Director City Planning.

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Exhibit 52

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Exhibit 53

ADLER Transcript
BERRY Statement 14-03-2017
BERRY Statement 10-04-2017
BERRY Statement 16-05-2017
BERRY Statement 04-04-2018
BISHOP Statement
CARPENTER Statement 01-11-2016
CARPENTER Statement 27-03-2017
CONNELL Statement
COOK Statement
DAWSON Statement
EBERHART Statement
EISLER Statement
FARLEIGH Statement
GAMBLE Statement
HO Statement
IEMMA Statement
KATRIS Statement
KEBBE Transcript
KHOURI Transcript
MANOSKI Statement 03-11-2016
MANOSKI Statement 23-02-2017
MANOSKI Statement 05-05-2017
MONTAGUE Transcript 03-11-2016
MONTAGUE Transcript 09-03-2017
NOBLE Statement
OCCHIUZZI Statement 28-03-2018
OCCHIUZZI Statement 29-11-2017
OLSSON Statement
RAHME Statement
ROBSON Statement 06-12-2016
ROBSON Statement 09-05-2017
ROBSON Statement 24-05-2017
ROBSON Statement 06-06-2017
ROUHANA Statement

SALEH Transcript
STEWART Statement
VACCARI Statement

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Exhibit 69

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Exhibit 70

ANNAND Transcript
FARLEIGH Statement 01-11-2017
FOSTER Statement 03-11-2017
GALLAGHER Statement 08-06-2017
HARGREAVES Transcript 18-05-2018
KOCAK Statement 22-05-2018
MCPHERSON Statement 20-02-2018
OSMAN Transcript 01-03-2017

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