It has been revealed that the background technical studies related to the revised strategy was paid for by developers. As this is unusual Council has provided a comprehensive statement on the matter
Unfortunately, Council has not addressed some key issue.
Accordingly move that CWWPA write to Council requesting information as follows:
- Did council select and instruct the consultants independently and at the end hand the bill over and the developers paid the bill no question asked?
- Who were the Developers involved and how much did each pay?
- Are the consultant involved part of an industry association which has an appropriate ethics code covering such situations
- Did the developers have any influence over the management of the consultants