Byron Shire Council makes information available to the public in line with NSW Government requirements.
The NSW Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 Section 6 states:
“(1) An agency must make the government information that is its "open access information" publicly available unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure of the information.
(2) Open access information is to be made publicly available free of charge on a website maintained by the agency (unless to do so would impose unreasonable additional costs on the agency) and can be made publicly available in any other way that the agency considers appropriate.
The types of Council information defined as Open Access Information are set out in Section 18 of the GIPA and Section 1 of the Government Information (Public Access) Regulation 2009 (Regulations).
Open Access Information under Section 18:
A GIPA Act Information Guide(PDF, 773KB) with information about Council’s structure and functions, and listing the type of information that is publicly available (Division 2);
Council’s policy documents (Division 3);
A disclosure log of formal access applications(PDF, 158KB); where in Council’s opinion the information released may be of interest to other members of the public (Division 4);
A register of contracts(PDF, 263KB) worth more than $150,000 that councils have with private sector bodies (Division 5);
Council’s record of open access information not made publicly available on the basis of overriding pubic interest against disclosure (under Section 6).
Open Access Information under Schedule 1 of the Government Information (Public Access) Regulation 2009: