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 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.

Council's and State Government agencies are required to make certain information publicly available. The Act also requires Council to provide other information on request, although fees may be charged for access. Details of what information can be obtained from Bland Shire Council is detailed in its Information Guide which can find HERE.(PDF, 1MB)

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.

To obtain information which is not available on Council’s website, please complete an Access to Information form which is available from -

Bland Shire Council

Ph 6972 2266

council@blandshire.nsw.gov.au