Investigation summaries

Operation Clarence

Operation Clarence was an investigation into allegations of bribes to a Councillor to support planning proposals.

On receiving a notification from the Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate (LGICI), we investigated allegations that a Councillor received bribes to support planning proposals.

Operation Clarence examined whether $60,000 had changed hands over one commercial development, and whether the Councillor was continuing to solicit and accept bribes for other development applications.


After a thorough investigation, the specific allegation of bribery was unsubstantiated. Nor did the investigation find the Councillor was receiving ongoing bribes. The investigation was closed with no further action.