THE Crime and Corruption Commission has finished assessing information it received from the Whitsunday Ratepayers Association relating to Whitsunday Regional Council deputy mayor Andrew Willcox.
The CCC has determined it will not begin an investigation.
On March 7, 2016, the CCC received correspondence from the WRA that contained a number of allegations of corrupt conduct relating to the deputy mayor.
A statement from the CCC said when they received information or a referral containing allegations, it first assessed the matter to determine whether it was in the CCC’s jurisdiction and, if so, whether a CCC investigation was warranted.
“In the case of elected officials, the CCC is limited to investigating allegations of corrupt conduct that involve the commission of a criminal offence,” the statement read. “The information provided by the WRA did not raise a reasonable suspicion of corrupt conduct or identify any possible criminal offence. On that basis, the CCC will take no further action.”