Government Information Act (GIPA)

Access to Council Information

About the Government Information (Public Access ) Act 2009

Your rights to access Council information are provided in the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (GIPA Act).

The new law replaces the Freedom of Information Act 1989 and Section 12 of the Local Government Act 1993. The GIPA Act creates new rights to information that are designed to meet community expectations of more open and transparent government and encourages government agencies to proactively release government information.

The GIPA Act requires all Council's and State Government agencies to make certain information publicly available. The Act also requires Council to provide other information on request, although fees may be charged for access.

Council is progressively uploading the required information onto our website.

If you can't find the information you require on Council's website please contact us. We can let you know if the information is available elsewhere, can be made available as a part of a proactive release or requires a formal access application.

Bland Shire Council

Ph 6972 2266

Making an application for information

Open Access information

Open Access information

More information on the GIPA Act.

You can find out more about your right to information and new ways to access NSW government information from the Information and Privacy Commission’s (IPC) website. The IPC has material to help the public understand the GIPA Act and ways to access information held by Council.