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Public Access Act


Government Information Public Access (GIPA) Act

The following list of general documents held by Council has been divided into four sections as outlined by Schedule 5 of the Government Information (Public Access) Act:-

  1. Information about Council;
  2. Plans and Policies;
  3. Information about Development Applications;
  4. Approvals, Orders and other Documents.

Schedule 5 of the Government Information (Public Access) Act requires that these documents held by Council, are to be made publicly available for inspection, free of charge.  The public is entitled to inspect these documents either on Council's website (unless there is an unreasonable additional cost to Council to publish these documents on the website) or at the offices of the Council during ordinary office hours or at any other place as determined by the Council. Any current and previous documents of this type may be inspected by the public free of charge. Copies can be supplied for reasonable copying charges.


A large quantity of information is available for public access on this website which belongs to third parties and is the subject of copyright, such as plans and reports submitted with development applications and other Council related business. Access to this information is provided to members of the public in accordance with the GIPA Act and other relevant legislation, such as the Environment Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Copyright laws apply to this information and applicants are advised to seek the consent of the copyright owners before reproducing the information in any way.

Additional Information regarding GIPA

Frequently asked Questions

Policy 9.17 Access to Information Held

Publication Guide - Access to Information Held

Access Application Form
(must be accompanied by a $30.00 fee)

Informal Access Request Form

Disclosure Log of GIPA Applications

Disclosure Log of Contracts over $150,000

Information about Council

Integrated Planning and Reporting Documents

Plans and reports that relate to Council's integrated planning and reporting framework can be found on the Integrated Planning and Reporting page

Register of Disclosures of Political Donations

Under Section 328A of the NSW Local Government Act 1993 the General Manager is required to keep a register of copies of current declarations of disclosures of political donations lodged with the Election Funding Authority by or on behalf of councillors of the council concerned (including in their capacity as candidates for election as councillors).

The relevant information can be obtained from the following: http://www.efa.nsw.gov.au/

Other Documents

The model code prescribed under section 440 (1) of the LGA

Councils adopted Code of Conduct
(as above)

Code of Meeting Practice

Equal Employment Opportunities Management Plan

Policy 9.9  Payment Of Expenses And Provision Of Facilities To Councillors

Annual Reports of Bodies Exercising Functions Delegated by Council - Please contact Council's Customer Service Department

Any Codes referred to in the LGA - Please contact Council's Customer Service Department

Returns of the Interests of Councillors, Designated Persons and Delegates - Please contact Council's Customer Service Department

Agendas and Business Papers for any meeting of Council or any Committee of Council

Minutes of any meeting of Council or any Committee of Council

Departmental Representative Reports presented at a meeting of Council

Land Register - Please contact Council's Land Use and Property Officer

Register of Investments - Please contact Council's Internal Services Department

Register of Delegations

Register of Graffiti removal works - Please contact Council's Operations Department

Register of current Declarations of Disclosures of Political donations - Please contact Council's Customer Service Department

Register of Voting on Planning Matters


Plans and Policies

Local Policies adopted by Council concerning approvals and orders

Plans of Management for Community Land


Information about Development Applications

Development Application Search

For more information regarding the documents listed below please contact Council's Building and Development Department

 Development Applications and any associated documents received in relations to a proposed development: -

  • Home Warranty Insurance documents
  • Construction Certificates
  • Occupation Certificates
  • Structural Certification Documents
  • Town Planner Reports
  • Submissions received on Development Applications
  • Heritage Consultant Reports
  • Tree Inspections Consultant Reports
  • Acoustic Consultant Reports
  • Land Contamination Consultant Reports
  • Records of decisions on Development Applications including decisions on appeals
  • Records describing general nature of documents that Council decides to exclude from public view including internal specifications and configurations, and commercially sensitive information


Approvals, Orders and Other Documents

For the below listed documents please contact Council's Customer Service Department

Applications for approvals under part 7 of the LGA

Applications for approvals under any other Act and any associated documents received

Records of approvals granted or refused, any variation from Council Policies with reasons for the variation, and decisions made on appeals concerning approvals

Orders given under Part 2 of Chapter 7 of the LGA, and any reasons given under section 136 of the LGA

Orders given under the Authority of any other Act

Records of Building Certificates under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

Plans of land proposed to be compulsorily acquired by Council

Compulsory Acquisition Notices

Leases and Licenses for use of Public Land classified as Community land




Last Updated 22 July, 2014 4:38 PM
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