What information is Council not allowed to release?
Council may refuse a request for information if there is an overriding public interest against disclosure or if searching for the requested information would require unreasonable and substantial diversion of the Council’s resources.
For more detail on information for which there is a conclusive presumption of overriding public interest against disclosure, please refer to Schedule 1 of the GIPA Act.
Council will always explain to the applicant its reasons for not releasing information. Where documents contain information where there is an overriding public interest against disclosure, any remaining information contained within the requested document will be available under the Act.