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WA council offices searched in CCC inquiry

AAP logoAAP 12/08/2016

A council under investigation by Western Australia's corruption watchdog has nothing to hide, the shire president says.

Council offices at the Shire of Exmouth, on the state's North West Cape, were searched on Thursday as the Corruption and Crime Commission continued its investigation into possible serious misconduct.

The CCC said in a statement it had secured evidence that would contribute to its investigation.

The Shire of Exmouth is managing significant infrastructure projects in the region, including the construction of the $30 million-plus Ningaloo Centre and an upgrade of the aerodrome and airport facilities, the CCC said.

Shire president Turk Shales told AAP on Friday there was nothing to hide and the council would wait for the result of the investigation.

"It's business as usual at the shire," he said.

In a statement, the council said it was fully co-operating with the CCC.

"The investigation's purpose is to establish whether or not there is proof to substantiate any allegations," the shire said.

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