Sunday, 14 September 2008

Greens refer Sartor developments to ICAC

The Greens say they have referred six developments that were approved under former NSW planning minister Frank Sartor to the state's corruption watchdog.

The complaint refers to developments across the state including one at Sandon Point on the south coast as well as a large residential development near Catherine Hill Bay in the state's north.

Major developments proposed for Burwood in Sydney's inner west, Branxton and Bucketts Way in the Hunter Valley and Tralee near Queanbeyan have also been referred to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

Greens MP Sylvia Hale says in each case the former minister personally intervened to have the matters taken out of council hands.

"We are now focusing on these particular six because these are all donors of significant amounts of money to the Labor Party and they have all, in all six cases, [been] decisions that have been made that are favourable to those donors," she said.

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