Access to Information

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Applications for information Council holds are dealt with under the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (the GIPA Act).  The Information Privacy Commission (IPC) is the administrative agency for the Office of the Information Commissioner and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.  You can find out more about your right to information and ways to gain access to NSW Government and Council information by viewing the Information and Privacy Commission website

Accessing Council Information - GIPAA

There are four (4) ways in which government information is available under the GIPA Act:

Accessing Personal Information

You have the right to access your personal information under section 14 of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

Council Contracts Register

In accordance with Section 27 of the GIPA Act, Council is required to maintain a register that records information about each government contract which has (or is likely to have) a value of $150,000 or more*.

Accessing Adjoining Property Information

Applications can be made to Council to provide adjoining property ownership details for the following reasons only:

Disclosures Log

In addition to open access information Council has an obligation to keep a record called a Disclosure Log.

Council Interest in Land

In accordance with Section 53 of the Local Government Act 1993 No 30, Council is required to maintain a register of all land vested in it or under its control.

Council Registers

Council is required to keep certain registers as outlined in Schedule 1 Additional open access information of the GIPA Regulation 2009.