Statement from Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga

Published: 09 Mar 2017 4:22pm

On Wednesday 22 February City of Wagga Wagga General Manager, Alan Eldridge voluntarily stood down as General Manager pending an independent investigation into an alleged Conflict of Interest matter.

Advice was received yesterday (March 8) from Council’s Workplace lawyers, WilliamsonBarwick, that the independent investigator had found there could be a failure by the General Manager to disclose other pecuniary interests.

As a result, the Independent Investigation has been suspended for the present time and the matter referred to the Office of Local Government, consistent with the Mayor’s obligations pursuant to Local Government law.

Mr Eldridge has been suspended from the performance of his duties pending the outcome of the Office of Local Government investigation.

In the meantime Robert Knight will continue in the role as Acting General Manager.

Under the circumstances no further comment can be made until the investigation has been completed.