Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority, NSWMA, Audley Gordon, is rejecting the notion that the Auditor General discovered irregularities at some of the company’s special projects.

He says investigations into some of the questionable projects started long before the Auditor General started her work.

The company has been criticised for paying out some $5.5 billion between 2016 and 2021 for special projects and seasonal works.

Gordon says what is labelled as special projects are regular cleaning exercises that sometimes exceed the budget.

According to the NSWMA executive director, the authority has conducted its own internal audits into special projects. He says one of them is now the centre of a police investigation.

Gordon says in five years, the NSWMA has brought two sets of projects to the police for investigation.

Audley Gordon, Executive Director at the NSWMA.

He was speaking at a media briefing this afternoon.