Canterbury City Council - allegations concerning former councillors and other public officials (Operation Dasha)

Year: 2018 Status: Current

The public inquiry held as part of this investigation has concluded. Transcripts and exhibits are available at the links below.

The ICAC is investigating allegations concerning the former Canterbury City Council, including whether, between 2013 and 2016, public officials including former councillors Michael Hawatt and Pierre Azzi, the former general manager, Jim Montague, and the former Director City Planning, Spiro Stavis, dishonestly and/or partially exercised their official functions in relation to planning proposals and/or applications under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 concerning properties in the Canterbury City Council local area.

The ICAC is also investigating the circumstances surrounding the appointment of Mr Stavis to the role of Director City Planning, including whether, between November 2014 and January 2015, Mr Montague exercised his official functions dishonestly or partially in relation to the appointment of Mr Stavis to that role. Further, the Commission is examining whether, between November 2014 and January 2015, councillors Hawatt and Azzi engaged in conduct that, or could have, adversely affected, either directly or indirectly, the honest or impartial exercise of Mr Montague’s official functions by expressly or impliedly threatening to cause the termination of Mr Montague’s employment unless he appointed Mr Stavis as Director City Planning.

Media Releases

MEDIA ALERT: ICAC public inquiry into allegations concerning the former Canterbury City Council resumes 1 April

29 Mar 2019

The ICAC Operation Dasha public inquiry will resume on Monday 1 April 2019, at 10:00 am.

MEDIA ALERT: ICAC public inquiry into allegations concerning former Canterbury City Council resumes 29 January

25 Jan 2019

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) Operation Dasha public inquiry will resume on Tuesday 29 January 2019, at 10:00 am.

MEDIA ALERT: ICAC public inquiry into allegations concerning former Canterbury City Council resumes 10 December

7 Dec 2018

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) Operation Dasha public inquiry will resume on Monday 10 December 2018, at 9.30 am.

MEDIA ALERT: ICAC public inquiry into allegations concerning the former Canterbury City Council resumes 8 October

5 Oct 2018

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) Operation Dasha public inquiry will resume on Monday 8 October 2018, at 12:00 pm.

MEDIA ALERT: ICAC Operation Dasha public inquiry continues from 6 August at LECC

3 Aug 2018

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) Operation Dasha public inquiry will continue on Monday 6 August 2018, from 11:00 am.

MEDIA ALERT: ICAC public inquiry into allegations concerning the former Canterbury City Council resumes 9 July

6 Jul 2018

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) Operation Dasha public inquiry will resume on Monday 9 July 2018, at 9:30 am.

MEDIA ALERT: ICAC public inquiry into allegations concerning the former Canterbury City Council resumes tomorrow

18 Jun 2018

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) Operation Dasha public inquiry will resume on Tuesday, 19 June 2018, at 10 am.

Media alert: ICAC public inquiry into allegations concerning the former Canterbury City Council starts Monday

13 Apr 2018

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) Operation Dasha public inquiry will start next Monday, 16 April 2018 at 10:00 am.

ICAC public inquiry into allegations concerning the former Canterbury City Council

26 Mar 2018

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) will hold a public inquiry commencing on Monday 16 April 2018 as part of an investigation it is conducting into allegations concerning the former Canterbury City Council (Operation Dasha).

Witness Transcripts

View all transcripts associated with this investigation. The Commission makes every effort to post the daily transcripts of its public inquiries on its website by 8:00 pm each day when possible. If the Commission sits later than 4:00 pm, the daily transcripts, particularly the afternoon session, may not be available until the next working day.

 

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Exhibits

Dasha Exhibit List (PDF)

Public notices