Access to Information
Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA)
Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) and the Government Information (Public Access) Regulation 2018, we make information available to the public provided there is no overriding public interest against doing so.
Open access information is available on our website or upon inspection at the customer service centre.
In accordance with the GIPA Act, Council is required to produce an agency information guide detailing the information that is publicly available. This information can be obtained by clicking on the links below:
- Open Access Development Application Files
- Open Access Documents
- Agency Information Guide 2019/20
- Contracts Register
Proactive Release of Information
Council routinely identifies and makes information available on our website. There are links to information and documents of current and historical interest.
Informal Release of Information
Wherever possible information that is not available on our website can be provided to you informally unless there are good reasons for requiring a formal application.
Some information may not be available to you informally because, for example, it contains another person’s personal information, or a third party’s business information.
To make a request for information not available on the website, contact the Coordinator Records and Information. Wherever possible, informal access will be arranged and if copies of documents are required, photocopying charges will apply. Where informal access is not possible formal GIPA procedures and associated fees will apply.
Formal Application for Access
A formal application will be required for information concerning a third party, or where a large amount of documentation or research will be required to satisfy the request.
The application fee for a formal application under the GIPA Act is $30, and $30 per hour processing fee may also apply