Commission to probe Kew Cottages | Herald Sun

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An artist’s impression of development at the Kew Cottages site. Source: Herald Sun

THE controversial Kew Cottages development will be one of the first matters investigated by Victoria’s new anti-corruption commission.

Minister for Crime Prevention Andrew McIntosh, who is responsible for establishing the commission, has promised to make sure all the probity issues surrounding the project will be investigated when the office opens in July.

President of the Kew Cottages Coalition, Brian Walsh, said the investigation was a breath of fresh air after years of obstruction by the former Brumby government.

An Ombudsman’s report last year criticised the failure of former minister for major projects, Theo Theophanus, and former Labor powerbroker, Graham Richardson, to be transparent about meetings over the scheme.

Mr Richardson, who was involved in lobbying during the early stages of the development, has previously declined to give evidence to parliamentary inquiries.

 

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