Department of State and Regional Development - disposition of Illawarra Development Board funds

The ICAC investigated the conduct of officers of the Illawarra Development Board (IDB) in relation to its financial affairs, the disposition of Board assets and the audit, control, management, supervision and other systems and procedures in place in relation to the IDB to 30 June 1990 and thereafter in relation to the dissolution of the IDB and the disposition of its remaining assets.

In its report on this investigation, made public in October 1999, the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against the former Executive Officer of the IDB and Regional Development Manager of the Department of State and Regional Development. The ICAC stated its opinion that consideration be given to:

  • his prosecution for specified criminal offences,
  • the taking of action against him with a view to terminating his employment,
  • the taking of action against him for specified disciplinary offences, and
  • instituting civil proceedings against him for the recovery of unlawfully appropriated public monies.

In its report the ICAC also made seven corruption prevention recommendations to the Department of State and Regional Development in particular and to all public sector agencies in general.

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