Canada Bay City Council - allegations of corrupt conduct concerning City Services Manager (Operation Challenger)

The ICAC investigated an allegation that Hedley Peter Higgs, Manager of City Services at Canada Bay City Council, accepted payments from contractors engaged to conduct work for the Council, in return for showing favour to those contractors in the course of his work with Council.

In its report on this investigation, which was made public on 15 December 2010, the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against Mr Higgs and contractor Thomas David Turner.

The ICAC has stated its opinion that the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions be sought with respect to the prosecution of Mr Higgs and Mr Turner for various offences. The Commission has also made five corruption prevention recommendations to assist the Council to prevent similar conduct from occurring in the future.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Investigation into the acceptance of corrupt benefits by a City of Canada Bay council employee (Operation Challenger)(December 2010) View full report
Findings of corrupt conduct Findings of corrupt conduct
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Recommendations for prosecutions Recommendations for prosecutions
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Recommendations for disciplinary action Recommendations for disciplinary action
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Recommendations for corruption prevention Recommendations for corruption prevention
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Investigation into the acceptance of corrupt benefits by a City of Canada Bay Council employee View fact sheet
ICAC finds City of Canada Bay Council employee corrupt View media release
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