Investigation Weld considered allegations that a council’s general manager misused public resources for personal gain and had improperly sold a public asset.
Our investigation found that the general manager had followed correct procedures in all instances. However, we identified a range of process-related issues relating to administration and finance for addressing by the public authority. We identified further financial management processes and recording issues that we referred to the Auditor-General.
Sector: Local government
Respondent level: Designated Public Officer – Principal Officer
Misconduct risk(s): Misuse of public resources
Outcome: Referred to the Principal Officer and Auditor-General for action