A Brisbane homeowner says his concerns the QBCC allowed an unlicensed and bankrupt person to construct apartment blocks too close to his home have been ignored by the corruption watchdog, writes Peter Gleeson.
Peter Gleeson August 22, 2021 - 4:18PM
Yeronga homeowner Dr Shaun McCrystal.
A frustrated Brisbane homeowner has taken aim at the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) after he says it refused to investigate a five-year delay to resolve serious misconduct allegations about the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).
Dr Shaun McCrystal has waged a lengthy battle with oversight and integrity agencies, sparked by concerns the QBCC allegedly ignored and covered-up complaints that its staff allowed an unlicensed, bankrupt and industry-excluded person to construct apartment blocks which are fire-hazards too close to his Yeronga home.
In 2016, then Shadow Attorney-General Ian Walker first notified the CCC of McCrystal’s plight.
The CCC declined to investigate citing an existing review by the Ombudsman.