Gold Coast Council CEO cleared of corruption allegations

City of Gold Coast CEO Dale Dickson has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

Mr Dickson, who has been in the top job since 2003, was referred to the corruption watchdog by the Mayor’s media advisor Warwick Sinclair last month.

In a statement released to myGC this afternoon, Mr Dickson confirmed he had today been cleared of engaging in any corrupt conduct.


“The CCC has provided its outcome advice to Council in respect of several allegations made against me,” he said.

“Due to confidentiality requirements, I am unable to provide further information in respect of the allegations.”

“The CCC referred the allegations to Council to investigate last month. Council engaged an independent external party in conducting its investigation into the allegations as was recommended by the CCC in referring the allegations back to Council.

“Council’s outcome advice to the CCC was that none of the allegations made against me could be substantiated.”

Mr Dickson said the CCC “advised that it was satisfied with the investigative requirements undertaken by Council to deal with the matter and that it will be ceasing its monitoring of the matter.”

“I have therefore been cleared of corrupt conduct and I consider the matter is now closed.”

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