Government still deciding whether to investigate councillor

Gary Bagnall at the council quarry.
Gary Bagnall at the council quarry. John Gass

A NSW Government department is still to decide whether to launch an investigation into a Tweed Shire councillors' behaviour months after a complaint was made.

A Division of Local Government spokeswoman said it was 'still early in the process'.

"The Division of Local Government is still determining whether to conduct an investigation into the matter and prepare a departmental report for the chief executive's consideration," the spokeswoman said.

"Should a departmental report be prepared, the options available to the chief executive upon receiving such a report are to refer the matter to the Pecuniary Interest and Disciplinary Tribunal, suspend the councillor for up to a month, refer the matter back to council with recommendations, or take no further action."

Tweed councillor Gary Bagnall confirmed that he sent a '15-page rebuttal' to the division.

Cr Bagnall would not say who made the complaint but said it was in relation to Crs Bagnall and Katie Milne allegedly entering a quarry without authorisation.

The incident occurred at Kinnears Quarry on Harry's Rd near Crystal Creek.

Councillors will be meeting tonight for the monthly council meeting at the Murwillumbah Council Chambers at 6pm.

One of the issues to be considered at the meeting tonight is the council's code of conduct.

Topics:  tweed shire council

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