Your right to Council information

Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, there is a preference for the disclosure of government information, unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure.

The law is designed to:

  • create rights to information that are designed to meet community expectations of more open and transparent government
  • encourage government agencies to proactively release government information.

You can find out more about your right to information and new ways to access government information from the NSW Information and Privacy Commission on 1800 472 679 or from its website at www.ipc.nsw.gov.au .

 

Access to information

Council publishes a range of information, including:

  • our policies

  • our publication guide

  • a disclosure log of information applications

  • details of information not disclosed to the public

  • our register of contracts.

Go to Open Access Information to find out more.

There are other forms of information made available free of charge on Council’s website under Section 7 of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, which states:

“An agency is authorised to make any government information held by the agency publicly available unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure of the information.”

There are many other forms of information available under Section 9 of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, which states:

A person who makes an access application for government information has a legally enforceable right to be provided with access to the information in accordance with Part 4 (Access applications) unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure of the information.