Public notice

Monday 15 August 2016

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) is investigating allegations concerning Craig Izzard, a former enforcement officer with the Western Sydney Regional Illegal Dumping Squad (RIDS), located at Penrith City Council.

It is alleged that, between January 2015 and March 2016, Mr Izzard partially and dishonestly exercised his public official functions by soliciting and receiving corrupt payments, from various persons, to either ignore the illegal dumping of waste materials, including asbestos, in areas under his supervision, or to impede investigations conducted by other RIDS officers.

The Western Sydney RIDS is responsible for investigating the illegal dumping of waste in western Sydney. It is jointly funded by the NSW Environment Protection Authority and the Fairfield, Penrith, Liverpool, Blacktown, Hills, Parramatta and former Holroyd (now Cumberland) local councils.

The allegations concern properties in the Liverpool and Blacktown local government areas.

As part of its investigation, the ICAC will hold a public inquiry starting at 10:00 am on Monday 22 August 2016 at Level 7, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney.

Persons claiming to be substantially and directly interested in this matter may seek leave to be represented at the inquiry, and are invited to contact Mr Daniel Bartlett on (02) 8281-5999 to advise of their interest.

Members of the public with information relevant to the investigation are encouraged to provide it in writing at GPO Box 500, Sydney, NSW 2001, or by facsimile (02) 9264-5364. The ICAC will treat all information confidentially and has legislative powers to protect people who provide information to the Commission.

Roy Waldon
Solicitor to the Commission