Access to Information Policy

Objective:

To establish the principles that apply and Council’s approach to, disclosure of information and rights of public access to documents.

Council is subject to NSW legislation regarding disclosure of information, in particular the Local Government Act (LGA), the Government Information Public Access Act (GIPA) and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act. It also is subject to the NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act and Health Records Information Privacy Act that establish standards for information handling practices for personal and health information.

The Commonwealth Copyright Act may apply in some circumstances to limit the copying of certain documents held by the Council.

Click here to download the complete policy