Mirvac money allegedly built CFMEU boss's Cornubia home instead of Orion shopping centre

Mirvac money allegedly built CFMEU boss's Cornubia home instead of Orion shopping centre
Mirvac money allegedly built CFMEU boss's Cornubia home instead of Orion shopping centre

A Mirvac executive allegedly had tradies build a union boss's Brisbane home with the bills allocated instead to the Orion Springfield Central shopping centre project using false invoices.

The former Mirvac executive Mathew McAllum and the ex-CFMEU Queensland senior-vice president David Hanna are accused of corruptly giving and receiving a secret commission.

The work was allegedly done to complete the five-bedroom, three-bathroom Cornubia home.

Both men deny the charge in the Brisbane District Court matter.

The Brisbane Times reported the hearing on Monday heard that the $290,000 worth of building works was conducted between February and November 2013.

"The end result is that David Hanna received construction work for goods arranged by an employee of Mirvac, primarily Mr McAllum, for free," the court was told. 

McAllum was a former project manager on the shopping centre development.

The paperwork described the cost of building Hanna's home as a cost variation to the original quote for Orion.

The court heard a second former Mirvac executive, Queensland commercial construction boss Adam Moore, was also allegedly involved in the scheme but had since died.
 
Orion was developed at Springfield Lakes by the publicly listed Mirvac in 2007 and underwent a major expansion that completed in 2016.

 

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