The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission are continuing an investigation into the Maranoa Regional Counci. (AAP Image/Darren England)
The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission are continuing an investigation into the Maranoa Regional Counci. (AAP Image/Darren England)

Maranoa council probe ongoing: Corruption watchdog

QUEENSLAND'S corruption watchdog is continuing their probe into the Maranoa Regional Council, a month on from the launch of their investigation.

In May, councillors were informed by the Crime and Corruption Commission that an inquiry would begin on action the councillors sought to take in regards to the contract of the Chief Executive Officer.

A CCC spokesman confirmed the investigation had not yet wrapped up.

"The CCC's investigation into Maranoa Regional Council remains ongoing," he said.

"On that basis, it is not appropriate for the CCC to comment further."

The Western Star understands this is the first time the CCC has made inquiries into the Maranoa Regional Council since amalgamation 12 years ago.

In the May 13 ordinary council meeting, eight councillors sent a letter of reply to the CCC, informing the watchdog they had withdrawn the original motion to terminate the CEO's contract.


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