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Public inquiry into Auburn Council

Date: Thursday 21st January 2016
Category: Ministerial Media Release

Minister for Local Government Paul Toole today gave Auburn City Council 14 days to put forward a case as to why it is in the public interest for them not to be suspended.

Mr Toole said that if the Council’s submission fails to put forward a convincing case, he intended to suspend Councillors and appoint an administrator during the period of a Public Inquiry.

Mr Toole also announced an independent Public Inquiry will be held into allegations a number of councillors of Auburn City Council are misusing their position to allegedly obtain significant planning outcomes for themselves, associated companies, relatives and fellow Councillors.

"I have serious concerns about Auburn City Council’s perceived decision making in relation to planning and development matters and the appearance that those decisions may have delivered an inappropriate benefit to some Councillors," Mr Toole said. Read more...

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