Interests in the open

THE final four Clarence Valley councillors have submitted documentation on their personal and private financial interests for public scrutiny.

Last month The Daily Examiner published the financial details of councillors Doug Mackenzie, Fred Morgan, Ian Tiley, Joy Matthews and Shirley Adams and now councillors Chris Gulaptis, Terry Flanagan, Richie Williamson and Kerry Lloyd have provided their details.

Cr Gulaptis, together with his wife, have 100 per cent ownership of one Maclean property, 50 per cent ownership of a second Maclean property and 50 per cent ownership of two properties at Harwood.

He receives rental income from one property, but two of the others are listed as 'currently vacant'.

Apart from rental income, Cr Gulaptis has listed his income as coming from self-employment as a development consultant and through being a local government councillor.

He receives travel contributions for attending meetings of the Northern Rivers Area Consultative Committee and lists interests including ClarenceAhead, the North Coast Computer Project and Grafton Regional Gal- lery Foundation.

Cr Flanagan, jointly with his wife, owns a property at the Bluff, via South Grafton.

He lists his sources of income as coming from employment as a senior policy adviser to the Minister for Rural Affairs, Tony Kelly, and through primary production on his property.

He receives travel expenses through his employer and has a small share portfolio.

Cr Lloyd owns two properties at Ulmarra.

He has listed only one source of income ? through grazing.

Cr Williamson owns a property at Coutts Crossing and lists his sole source of income as coming through his employment as a radio broadcaster.

He is also a director of Caringa Enterprises and an ordinary member of the Grafton District Services Club, Coutts Crossing Cricket Club and the Coutts Crossing Squash Club.

Under the Local Government Act, councillors must not lodge a return they know or ought reasonably to know is false or misleading.

Complaints about contraventions can be referred to the Local Government Pecuniary In- terest Tribunal.

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