Randwick City Council - development control decisions and relationships between councillors, council officers and developers

The ICAC investigated the conduct of councillors and officers of Randwick City Council in the processing of development and building applications and the relationships between councillors, council officers and developers.

In its report on this investigation, made public in February 1995, the ICAC made corrupt conduct findings against six persons. The ICAC recommended that the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions consider the prosecution of four persons for specified offences, and that the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions consider the prosecution of one of these persons for taxation offences.

In the course of this investigation the ICAC released an issues paper dealing with discretion in development control processes and took submissions received into account in preparing its report. The ICAC made nine corruption prevention recommendations to address the issues identified, including for changes to council staff employment contracts and conditions and changes to development control legislation and processes.

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