Premier called on to investigate Greiner conflict of interest


The NSW Labor Opposition has today called on the Premier to investigate a potential conflict of interest involving Infrastructure NSW Chairman, Nick Greiner and his paid role in a water utility company which is bidding for the Sydney Desalination Plant.

Tonight Mr Greiner will be keynote speaker at the unveiling of Trility Pty Ltd, a private water utility, at a corporate event to be held at Sydney's Intercontinental Hotel.

Mr Greiner is a former Chairman of the company and the Opposition understands he continues to be paid as a consultant to Trility's Managing Director.

"This raises serious questions as the Government is putting the Sydney Desalination Plant up for a 99 year privatisation," NSW Shadow Minister for Water, Luke Foley said.

Trility Pty Ltd promotes itself as "a recognised leader in delivering infrastructure services to the Australian water sector, providing expertise in treatment and network operations and maintenance across a range of water, wastewater, and re-use services to more than three million people across Australia".

"Mr O'Farrell personally appointed Nick Greiner the state's infrastructure czar," Mr Foley said.

"Is it acceptable for Mr Greiner to be a paid advisor to a major water infrastructure company, seeking to expand its business in NSW, and intending to bid for the Sydney Desalination Plant?"