Qld council watchdog installed by year end

Stuart Layt

A new integrity body to deal with complaints against Queensland's local councils will be set up by the end of the year, the state government has promised.

As part of new laws passed this month, an Office of the Independent Assessor will be established to work alongside the established corruption watchdog, the Crime and Corruption Commission.

The government has not been able to confirm how much money will be allocated to the new body, saying the figure will be revealed in next month's state budget.