Mayor Tom Tate vents frustration over Crime and Corruption investigation

The Gold Coast Mayor, Tom Tate, has taken aim at the Crime and Corruption Commission over their slow investigation into City Council.

In February, the CCC announced they would be investigating the Gold Coast City Council for possible conflicts of interests relating to a range of new development matters on the Gold Coast.

Cr Tate today also took aim at the State’s corruption watchdog and asked for a quick resolution of its investigation.


The corruption watchdog has also been investigating the Ipswich and Logan City Councils.

The Mayor was noticeably frustrated when asked about the lingering investigation and said it should be sped up to clear the air about the Council.

“Justice delayed is justice denied, come on down, let’s sort it out,” he said.

“They’ve said they’re coming down, come on down, all the books, statements whatever you want to know is all there.”

The Mayor accused the CCC of “giving all the data to the media” while he’s respecting the confidentiality of the investigation.

Last year, the CCC concluded Operation Belcarra, an inquiry into the 2016 local government elections involving candidates on the  Gold Coast.

The inquiry found widespread non-compliance with legislative obligations related to council elections and political donations.