Access Application Requests
As of 1 July 2009, access to documents, files or information held by council is facilitated by the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).
The following documents are available free of charge via application.
- Councillors return of interests - suspended until Councillor elections September 2012
- return of interests of designated persons or delegates
Informal Access Applications
An Informal Access Application replaces applications, previously applied for under the provisions of Section 12 of the Local Government Act 1993.
Informal Access Applications incur no application fee, however, should you wish to obtain copies of documents, copying charges may apply as per Council’s Current Fees & Charges.
To apply informally for access to Council documents or information:
Formal Access Applications
A formal access application replaces applications previously applied for under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1989.
Formal Access Applications incur a $30 application fee, and further processing fees may apply. These fees can be found in Council’s Current Fees & Charges.
To apply for formal access to Council’s documents or information:
Applications will only be accepted in accordance with the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.
For more information contact Council's Right to Information Officer on (02) 4227 7111.