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Push for plan to arrest crime rate

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2013

Labor councillors Branko Licul and Marion Browne want to see a crime prevention plan developed within the coming months. Labor councillors Branko Licul and Marion Browne want to see a crime prevention plan developed within the coming months.

By Erica Visser

Labor councillors are pushing for City Council to develop a crime prevention plan by the end of June.

The establishment of such a plan was an election promise made by the Labor team, four of whom were elected to Council. Recent figures showed that crime levels in the city have remained static over the past two years, although some offences are well above the State average.

Algate promises to be more balanced

Wednesday, 28th November, 2012

By Erica Visser

A councillor has been forced to exercise "discretion" and only cast City Council in a "favourable" light when talking to the media.

The move comes as Council brings on a media crackdown, with a newly accepted stricter policy.

Councillor Bob Algate, alongside former councillor Tom Kennedy, was the subject of two complaints which have been investigated by a Wollongong law firm.

Mine refund shock

Tuesday, 20th November, 2012

By Erica Visser

City Council might have to hike rates to reimburse Perilya for millions of dollars after its land was dramatically overvalued unless the State Government intervenes.

The NSW Valuer-General in its 2007 determination set the land value of Perilya's North, South and Potosi mines at $20.9 million.

Work lurk revealed in corruption report

Tuesday, 30th October, 2012

By Erica Visser

A report detailing how an employee at City Council's Warnock Street works depot corruptly accepted gifts from a supplier was released yesterday.

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) released the report after a year-long investigation into statewide public authority bribery.

Mobiles for councillors

Friday, 26th October, 2012

By Erica Visser

City Council will now buy councillors mobile phones and pay bills of up to $100 a month for their use.

Seven out of 10 councillors voted in favour of the "technology upgrade" at Council's monthly meeting on Wednesday night.

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