No date for Cr Everard investigation completion
AN INVESTIGATION into the fabrication of emails by councillor Darren Everard is not resolved.
More than three months after Cr Everard admitted to fabricating four emails and sending them to the Chronicle the investigation by the Department of Local Government is yet to be finalised.
A spokesman for the Department of Local Government said investigations were continuing.
"The Department does not provide comment on complaints matters that may be under consideration or investigation," he said.
"All complaints matters are dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 2009."
The spokesman could not say whether the investigation would be completed prior to the March 19 Local Government Elections.
Cr Everard is standing against community volunteer Peter Carey, Dial-a-Driver founder Rob Braddock, former international hockey player Ken Taylor and author Chris Collins.
On October 7 2015 Cr Everard forwarded an email to the Chronicle which he said he received from someone called "John".
He forwarded a second email to the Chronicle claiming he received it from someone called "Chris Dyson".
After the Chronicle questioned the emails' legitimacy, two more were sent under the alias, Renee Dyson.