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.