South Sydney Council - development and building applications, referrals and work for private clients
The ICAC investigated the conduct of officers of South Sydney Council, in particular those in its Planning and Building Department, in relation to the preparation and processing of development and building applications, the performance of work for private clients, and referrals to architects and others from 1 January 1989 to 1991.
The investigation concentrated firstly on the relationship between the Council's Deputy Manager - Strategic and his brother's architectural firm, and the way in which development and building applications prepared by the firm were dealt with by Council officers and, secondly, on private work performed by Council employees.
The Council's Deputy Manager - Strategic was found to have engaged in corrupt conduct. The report, made public in December 1991, stated the opinion that the Council should give consideration to his dismissal from the Council. No findings of corrupt conduct were made against any other individual.
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