Council involved in ICAC inquiry

THE Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) is holding a public inquiry that will involve a former Byron Shire Council staff member.

The ICAC inquiry will start next Tuesday and is scheduled to run for three weeks.

General manager Graeme Faulkner said he understood the inquiry followed an extensive investigation by ICAC into suppliers and staff at numerous local councils and state agencies across NSW, including one former Byron Council staff member.

Mr Faulkner said the former staff member was the subject of a council investigation that was reported to the council in June this year.

He said the investigation resulted in the termination of two staff, including a staff member who resigned prior to the investigation being concluded, and three staff being issued with disciplinary warnings.

"The ICAC inquiry involves the staff member who resigned prior to council's investigation being concluded," he said.


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