Access to Information held by Campbelltown City Council
Access to Information held by Campbelltown City Council - Campbelltown City Council
On 1 July 2010 new right to information laws came into effect in NSW. The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA) replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (FOI) and Section 12 of the Local Government Act 1993.
|The GIPA Act applies to all NSW government agencies including local councils. The primary objective of the GIPA Act is to provide the means for government to proactively release to the community as much information as it can through points such as this website. It also provides a process for access to government information that is not appropriate to be released informally.|
Council has an Information Guide (PDF, 1.4MB) that outlines the types of information that it holds and the methods for access to that information.
|The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 requires Council to make certain information publicly available. This information is called open access information or mandatory release information.|
|Open access information includes the following:|
|In addition to the above documents Council is required to make the following records available under open access information.|
How do I obtain information that I want?
|You can obtain access to information by searching this website to see if it is already available or by contacting Council’s Right to Information Officer via phone (02 4645 4000) or email and requesting the information. You will be advised whether the information requested is:|
Making a formal access application
|The requirement for a formal application for access will apply where release of the information is generally restricted due to considerations such as commercial confidence, legal privilege, security concerns and protection of privacy.|
|If you are advised by the Right to Information Officer that your application is formal, you will need to fill out a formal access to information application (available from the Officer) and submit it with the $30 application fee. Acknowledgement of the application will be provided by Council within five working days.|
|A 50% reduction in fees may be granted to:|
Where can I obtain further information?
|Further information can be obtained from the Office of the Information Commissioner NSW.|
The Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) has been established as part of the new right to information system and is led by an Information Commissioner. The role of the OIC is to promote public awareness and understanding of the new right to information law, and provide information, support, advice, assistance and training to agencies and the general public.
To contact the OIC:
|NOTE: If you have a hearing or speech impairment, you can call the OIC through the National Relay Service (NRS) on 133 677 or if you need the assistance of an interpreter, you can call through the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450.|
NRS and TIS are free services.