Water Corporation takes probity very seriously.

Independent probity auditors were first appointed for the sale of Water Corporation’s Engineering and Construction Services team in July 2014.

Any board member with a connection to any bidder was excluded from the process while they had a potential conflict of interest.

This included Water Corporation’s Chairman, who is also on the Board of RCR Tomlinson.  The Chairman excluded herself from the process - both at the Water Corporation and RCR Tomlinson.

No member of the Water Corporation decision-making team had a financial interest in any of the shortlisted bidders. They all completed the necessary confidentially and conflict of interest undertakings.

Water Corporation announced its intention to look for a buyer for ECS in January 2015 and selected RCR Tomlinson through a rigorous public competitive sale process.

The sale of ECS forms part of Water Corporation’s broader commitment to ensure it operates in the most efficient way possible to provide the best value for money for Western Australians.

Again, the sale process was overseen by an independent probity auditor to ensure a competitive and fair sale process.

-       Water Corporation Chief Executive Officer, Sue Murphy

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