Access to Information

Bland Shire Council is committed to the principle of open and transparent government. Access to information is regulated by the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA), which replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1989.

The GIPA Act provides an open and transparent process for giving the public access to information, and encourages the proactive release of information. It requires Council to make information publicly available unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure. This involves applying a public interest test.