Open Access Information

All applications for access to information and documents for all State Government agencies, including councils, are dealt with under the provisions of the Government Information Public Access Act 2009 (the GIPA Act).

Before making a GIPA application to access Council-held information, check if the information you are seeking is already publicly available on the Council website.


Open access/policies and documents portal screenshot

Click on the Documents/Policy tab in the portal to access Council policies and documents

Accessing Information

GIPAA Informal request for information Form 
GIPAA Formal request for information Form 
GIPAA Internal Review Application Form

Council seeks to ensure that genuine requests for information are handled in a prompt and helpful manner. In considering any request for access to information, Council also must take into account whether the privacy of any other party is affected by a particular request.

  • Land register
  • Register of investments
  • Register of delegations
  • Register of graffiti removal work under section 13 of Graffiti Control Act 2008
  • Register of current declarations of disclosures of political donations
  • Register of voting on planning matters
All applications submitted to Council are processed in accordance with the requirements of the GIPA Act. Council will decide whether to give access or refuse access to information sought on the basis of the relevant considerations set out in the GIPA Act.

Visit where you can find out more about your right to information and ways to gain access to NSW Government and Council information.