22. By Councillor Vithoulkas
Given the recent media attention regarding complaints about illegal brothels operating in our local government area, what steps are the City taking to resolve this issue for our community?
Media reports indicate that the City triggered 80 investigations in the past year and that it can take up to two years to complete. Is this correct? If so, who is responsible for these investigations?
Answer by the Lord Mayor
The City’s compliance officers investigate complaints regarding illegal uses, including brothels. Complex investigations can take time to resolve, as evidence is required to prove an illegal use.