Rockdale City Council - corrupt conduct associated with development proposals

The ICAC investigated the conduct of two Rockdale City Council councillors and their dealings with property developers and two intermediaries. The investigation also examined whether donations to a political organisation were sought or made for the purpose of currying favour for a particular development with councillors aligned with the ALP.

In its investigation report, made public on 9 July 2002, the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against six persons. The ICAC stated its opinion that consideration be given to the prosecution of these six persons for specified offences and that consideration be given to the suspension of a councillor from civic office, with a view to their dismissal, for serious corrupt conduct.

The report canvasses the need for further reform of development control systems, and controls on political donations and influence at the local government level.

This report is no longer available online. Request the report on corrupt conduct associated with development proposals at Rockdale City Council (Operation Trophy).