The Freedom of Information Act 1991 serves to promote openness and transparency in governance and accountability of government agencies, including Councils. The Act sets out the legislative requirements for how applications for access to information held by Council are to be dealt with. Some documents may be exempt from public release under the provisions of the Act.
A person may request personal information held by Council to be released to them and may request amendments to documents if they are incomplete, incorrect, misleading or out of date.
Freedom of Information applications should be submitted using the Freedom of Information Application Form.
To assist Council locate specific and accurate documents applicants are encouraged to be as specific as possible when making a request.
An application fee of $37.50 must accompany a Freedom of Information Application Form.
Applications under this legislation will be dealt with as soon as practicable (and in any case, within 30 days) after receipt.
For further information regarding Freedom of Information, please contact Council’s Records Management Officer on (08) 8527 0200.