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ICAC public inquiry into allegations concerning former Ausgrid engineer

Monday 12 January 2015

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) will hold a public inquiry commencing on Monday 19 January 2015 as part of an investigation it is conducting into allegations concerning Phillip Cresnar, a former engineer with Ausgrid.

Ausgrid is a NSW state owned electricity distribution business. It is alleged that while working for Ausgrid, between 2008 and 2014, Mr Cresnar solicited and received benefits from Ausgrid contractors and subcontractors in exchange for assistance in relation to the awarding of contracts and the approval of variations to contracts.

The Commission is also investigating allegations that Mr Cresnar disclosed to contractors, and others, confidential information acquired in the course of his official functions.

The public inquiry will start at 10:00 am and will be held in the Commission's hearing room at its new premises on Level 7, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney.

ICAC Assistant Commissioner Theresa Hamilton will preside at the public inquiry, and Counsel Assisting the Commission will be Mr Tim Gartelmann.

The inquiry is set down for five days.

Media contact: ICAC Manager Communications & Media, Nicole Thomas, 02 8281 5799 / 0417 467 801