Publicly available information

Schedule 1 of the GIPA Act also stipulates that the following additional documents are to be provided as open access information by Council:

  1. Information about Council
  2. Plans and Policies
    • Local policies adopted by Council concerning approvals and orders
    • Plans of Management of Community Land
    • Environmental Planning Instruments, Development Control Plans 
  3. Information about Development Applications

    Development applications and any associated documents received in relation to a proposed development (Please note: Council is currently working on the digitisation of its DA documents. As a result, they are available for inspection on request subject to privacy and GIPA principles):

    • Home Warranty Insurance Documents
    • Construction Certificates
    • Occupation Certificates
    • Structural Certification Documents
    • Town Planner Reports
    • Submissions received on Development Applications
    • Heritage Consultant Reports
    • Land Contamination Consultation Reports
    • Tree Inspections 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 after application of public interest test considerations.
  4. Approvals, Orders and Other Documents
  • Applications for approvals under Part 1, Chapter 7 of the Local Government Act 1993, (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, 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
  • Compulsory Acquisition Notices
  • Leases and Licenses for use of Public Land classified as Community Land.

Copies of documents provided are given for information purposes only and are provided by Council to meet its requirements under relevant legislation. Copyright laws still apply to each document. The copyright-owner’s consent is required if any part of the document is used for any other purpose.