The Victorian government’s body in charge of delivering upon major urban renewal projects has been chided by the state’s anti-corruption watchdog, which says lax procedures allowed a senior staffer to flout governance rules and dishonestly award contracts to companies at which his family members were directors.

Tabling its latest report into Parliament, the Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission found that Carmine Petrone, a senior manager at Places Victoria who headed the organisation’s Fibre to the Home project over a five-year period ending February 2014, was involved in serious corrupt conduct for his actions in awarding more than…