Accessing Council Information (GIPA)

  1. Accessing Information
  2. GIPA Registers
Your rights to access Council information are provided in the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (GIPA Act).
The GIPA Act commenced on 1 July 2010 and replaces the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (NSW) and section 12 of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW).

Council is committed to open, accountable and transparent government. Under the GIPA Act, Council will proactively publish more information on Council's website and improve the efficient release of information.

To access Council's information:

1. Search Council's website to see if the information is already published
Information available on Council's website
Publication Guide
Policy documents
Business Papers and Minutes from council meetings
Integrated Planning and Reporting
Annual Report and Financial Statements
Information about development applications
GIPA Disclosure Log
GIPA Register

Details of unpublished open access information and council's disclosure log

2. Contact Council and ask for the information
If the information you want is not on Council's website, contact Council and Council will tell you whether the requested information:

Is open access information that is already available and how you can access the information
Can be made available as part of a proactive release of information
Can be disclosed to you through informal release; or
Requires a formal access application.
You can contact Council by emailing


Please complete one of the following forms to apply for either a formal or informal access to government information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).
Formal GIPA Application Form
Informal GIPA Application Form

If you need help in filling out this form, please contact the Right to Information Officer 


If you request a copy of information held by Council, Council may charge a fee to cover photocopying or if Council has an authority to charge a fee. Please refer to Council's fees and charges for more information