Sydney City Council - bribery in relation to the use of weighbridges at St Peters and elsewhere

The ICAC investigated allegations that Sydney City Council employees working as weighbridge operators at the St Peters waste depot were accepting bribes from the operators of commercial waste disposal businesses to understate the quantity of waste tipped at the depot by those businesses.

In its report on this investigation, made public in June 1999. the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against two former Sydney City Council weighbridge operators, two operators of a commercial waste disposal company, and against their company. The ICAC recommended that consideration be given to the prosecution of these four inviduals and of the company for specified offences.

In the course of its investigation into this matter the ICAC received and investigated allegations of similar conduct at other waste disposal depots operated by NSW councils, including allegations that weighbridge operators at Gosford City Council's South Woy Woy waste depot were accepting bribes in return for allowing commercial waste disposal businesses to tip waste at that depot without charge. The ICAC urged all NSW councils to refer to the 10 corruption prevention recommendations made by the ICAC  and implemented by Sydney City Council.

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