Access to Information

 
Introduction 

On 1 July 2010 new right to information legislation came into effect, the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA), replacing the former freedom of information law.

The new law:

  • creates new rights to information that are designed to meet community expectations of more open and transparent government;
  • encourages government agencies to proactively release government information.

You can find out more information about your rights to information and new ways to access NSW government information on the Information and Privacy Commission New South Wales website at www.ipc.nsw.gov.au

Accessing Council Information

Council publishes a range of information under the GIPA Act.

Some information is proactively released and is made available via this website.

Other information can be access through a formal or informal GIPA Application process. This function is coordinated by Council's Right to Information Officer.

Please read the Access to Information Policy for more information and a copy of the GIPA Application form.

Please contact the Right to Information Officer via email on council@midwestern.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 6378 2850 if you need to request or discuss a GIPA application.

What information is held by Council?

For details of the Council’s structure and functions, the various kinds of information it holds and how that may be accessed please see Council’s Agency Information Guide.

Further information

Further information in relation to 'Access to Information' can be found at the Information and Privacy Commission New South Wales website:

http://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au