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.
Council's Access to Information Guidelines sets out the ways in which government information is available under the GIPA Act and what steps you need to take to access this information.
You have the right to access your personal information under section 14 of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.
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*.
Applications can be made to Council to provide adjoining property ownership details for the following reason only:
In addition to open access information Council has an obligation to keep a record called a Disclosure Log.
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 is required to keep certain registers as outlined in Schedule 1 Additional open access information of the GIPA Act Regulation 2009.
Council's register of graffiti removal work records the work carried out by Council under the Graffiti Control Act 2008.
The Wollondilly Shire Council Information Guide 2021 is available. You can also pick up a copy from Council's Administration Building during business hours.
Here are Council's Issues and Briefing Papers in relation to some current State Government topics
People who have received a penalty notice for an offence have the options to either:
Wollondilly Shire Council is proud to support Right to Know Week NSW 2020 (RTK) which takes place this year from 28 September – 4 October 2020. This year’s theme is Right to Know: Future-proofing information access rights.
Local Councils have a range of roles and responsibilities in their communities, including the provision of facilities and the supply of public services. Councils will sometimes be required to ‘acquire’ land to achieve its roles and responsibilities.