Council is required to keep certain registers, as outlined in Schedule 1 Additional open access information of the GIPA Act Regulation 2009. We are committed to providing the community with open and transparent access to information contained in our registers, where possible.
If the information you seek is not on our website, please contact us for further assistance.
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*.
Further information can be found on Council's website including classes of contracts, tenders, what information is protected and what must be included in the register.
*Employment contracts do not need to be included in the register.
Council Interest in Land
Current declarations of disclosures of political donations
Visit the NSW Electoral Commission for current declarations of disclosures of political donations.
Development Standards Variation Register
In order to ensure transparency and integrity in the planning framework, Council maintains an online register of development applications with variations to development standards approved within the Wollondilly Shire Council Local Government Area under Clause 4.6 of the Wollondilly Local Environmental Plan (WLEP) 2011.
The Disclosure Log details information previously released to an applicant under a formal access application, that Council considers would be of interest to other members of the public.
It is important to note that access applications may be made public in Council's Disclosure Log. This is discretionary and is decided on an application-by-application basis.
Graffiti Removal Work
Council's Register of Graffiti removal work records the work carried out by Council under the Graffiti Control Act 2008.
The register only displays current graffiti removal projects. If there are no current projects, no data will be displayed.
Policies and Protocols
All of Council's currently adopted policies can be viewed on Council's Public Policy and Protocol Register.
Requirements for updating and adoption of policies and Protocol's
Council’s Corporate Policies (public) are either required by legislation or impact on the Community in some way. Corporate Policies are adopted by Council.
Council’s Administrative Protocol’s (internal) relate specifically to the operational management, administrative or staff matters of Council, which are the function of the Chief Executive Officer. Administrative Protocols are endorsed by Council’s Senior Leadership Team. Council proactively publishes some of our Protocol’s where appropriate to do so on our website for enhanced public transparency.
Our adopted Policies and Protocols are subject to a review process and a set review schedule. Amendments beyond minor administrative changes require the Policy or Protocol to be re-adopted or re-endorsed respectively.
To adopt a new/amended policy or revoke an existing policy a report to Council is required. In line with legislation and Council’s Community Engagement Strategy, policies are typically placed on public exhibition for 28 days to give the community an opportunity to provide feedback. If submissions are received during the public exhibition period, they will be presented to Council with staff recommendations before the final policy is adopted.
Policies on public exhibition will be available for review from the Your Say Wollondilly page on the Council website.
Voting on Planning Matters
The Register of Voting Decisions on Planning Matters lists the individual votes made by Councillors at Council Meetings on planning matters.
Written Returns of Interests
Council’s ‘designated persons’ (under 4.8 of Council’s Code of Conduct) must make disclosures about their pecuniary interests at least annually via a Written Return of Interests.
These returns are considered ‘open access information’ under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) and must be made publicly available on Council’s website unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure.