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Allegations and investigation 'dead in the water': Cr Loft

A FRASER Coast councillor facing charges of misconduct has described the allegations and the investigation as being "dead in the water".

Councillor Chris Loft was referred to the Department of Local Government in March by Mayor Gerard O'Connell.

Cr O'Connell referred Cr Loft to the department after a complaint that he used information received from private business activity to influence councillors to provide financial support to the Maryborough Military Museum.

Despite the referral happening in March, a Local Government Department spokeswoman wouldn't shed light on the details of the investigation.

"The matter hasn't been finalised so it would be inappropriate to comment," she said.

But Cr Loft is confident the outcome will be in his favour.

"I've heard nothing (and) expect nothing," he said.

"Let me be bold and say it's dead in the water."

Cr Light confirmed to the Chronicle he had encouraged museum owner John Meyers to present his profit and loss statement for the museum to councillors.

He said that was to eliminate the false assumption that the museum made a profit.

The referral came after Cr Loft described the region's tourism body Fraser Coast Opportunities (FCO) as a cancer.

"When my little foray with FCO came about - all of a sudden apparently there were two councillors who felt intimidated because I showed them the profit and loss for John's museum.

"The other councillors scratched their heads - they barely even remember it.

"Most of the other councillors appreciated that I'd gone to the trouble of getting the profit and loss from John."

Topics:  chris loft, councillor, fraser coast regional council




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