Access to Information
As a member of the public you have the right to access certain government information.
Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, there are four ways you can access information about Council.
- Mandatory release: Certain information, referred to as open access information, must be published on our website, free of charge.
- Proactive release: Beyond mandatory release, we are encouraged (and authorised) to release as much government information as possible.
- Informal request: We are encouraged to informally release information, by excusing the need for a formal application (and fee) to be submitted.
- Formal application: This is the last resort if information is not accessible in any of the above 3 ways. Decisions made in response to formal applications can be reviewed.
Proactive Release of Information
In addition to the open access information that we must make available on our website, we also proactively release information with a commitment to providing as much information as possible for free or at the lowest possible cost. It is also our intent to make information easily accessible to the public. You can find information on our website or by contacting Council on (02) 6847 6600.
Informal Release of Information
If the information you require is not available on the website please contact us. Under the Act, we may allow access to other information unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure of the information.
Formal Release of Information
If you are unable to obtain your required information through any of the previous methods, a formal access application may be necessary.
Please complete the Application Form and present it with the appropriate fee at Council. Details of procedures and fees are detailed in the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 or may be obtained from Council.
You can find out more information about your rights to information and new ways to access NSW government information on the Information and Privacy Commission website at www.ipc.nsw.gov.auDisclosure Log FORMApplication - Government Information Access Publication Guide Contract Register