Blue Mountains City Council faces suspension
Local Government Minister Gabrielle Upton has moved to suspend Blue Mountains City Council following serious questions being raised about its apparently independent investigation into asbestos management.
Ms Upton today issued a notice of intention to suspend the council for three months and appoint an interim administrator after suggestions of a serious conflict of interest have emerged in relation to the council’s independent investigation.
“In November last year the council commissioned independent investigations into asbestos management and staff recruitment practices after serious allegations were made against it,” Ms Upton said.
“It has now emerged that an independent investigator engaged to oversee the investigation into asbestos management appears to have had links to one of the council’s senior staff members subject to investigation. Read more...