Tweed councillor Gary Bagnall.
Tweed councillor Gary Bagnall. John Gass

Complaints to Premier's Department about councillors

A COMPLAINT has been made to the state government about the behaviour of several Tweed Shire councillors over the alleged unlawful entry into a quarry site.

The complaint was made to the Department of Premier and Cabinet's Division of Local Government.

Tweed Shire councillor Gary Bagnall confirmed that he was one councillor that was mentioned in the complaint.

"I wrote a 15-page rebuttal to the allegations and I haven't heard a thing (from the division)," Cr Bagnall said.

"I guess they have just got more important things to do."

Cr Bagnall would not say who made the complaint but said it was in relation to Crs Bagnall and Katie Milne allegedly entering a quarry without authorisation.

The incident occurred at Kinnears Quarry on Harry's Rd near Crystal Creek.

The councillors responded to complaints from a neighbour to the quarry who alleged the council facility was oozing pollutants into a creek which runs on the neighbour's property.

A Division of Local Government spokeswoman said enquiries into the complaint made to the state government were being made.

"The Division of Local Government has received a referral in relation to some conduct matters at Tweed Shire Council. The Division is currently undertaking preliminary enquiries to determine whether to conduct an investigation," the spokeswoman said

"It is not appropriate for the division to make comment further at this stage."

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