Complainants involved in an inquiry into governance issues with the Wyangala State Park Trust Board say they are incensed at Minister for Primary Industries and member for Burrinjuck Katrina Hodgkinson’s announcement regarding key findings.
An independent inquiry by Deloitte, Ms Hodgkinson’s office announced last week, had examined a large range of complaints, “many of which were not substantiated,” the release from her office said.
The complaints included governance issues, conditions in the annual agreements signed by site holders, accusations of intimidation of site holders by Trust members and park staff and recruitment issues.
A spokesperson for the complainants said this week however that the inquiry failed to cover any of the issues that had been initially raised with the Minister and they wanted to see the full report from Deloitte.
“We are completely incensed and really have been ignored,” the complainants’ spokesperson told the Cowra Guardian.
“There are 80 plus people involved with this.
“They all raised different concerns with her [Katrina Hodgkinson], yet we have all received the same letter, all she’s done is set up a couple of paragraphs and sent it to everyone, no matter what their concern is.
“They’ve not listened at all.”
Ms Hodgkinson said last week she was pleased the more serious allegations were not supported by the investigation, “but there is clearly room for improvement by the Trust”.
She also said the Trust Board has agreed to implement the recommended management actions.