On 1 July 2010 new right to information legislation, The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (the GIPA Act) came into effect, replacing the former Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.
The GIPA Act requires local councils to make certain government information publicly available.
Open access information includes the following:
There are four ways in which government information is available:
You can find out more about the new legislation by going to the Office of the Information Commissioner NSW website.
This page publishes the Register of Planning Decisions made at Council or Committee Meetings and includes the names of Councillors who supported the decision and those who opposed (or taken to have opposed the decision).
A copy of the Planning Decisions Register is available for perusal by accessing the link below.
Under Section 125(1) of the Government Information (Public Access) Act, each agency must, within 4 months after the end of each reporting year, prepare an Annual Report on the agency’s obligations under this Act for submission to the Minister responsible for the agency.
A copy of the current Annual GIPA Report is available for perusal by accessing the link below.
Cobar Shire Council’s Councillors and Staff Disclosure of Interest Returns can be available upon request at Council’s Administration Building, 36 Linsley Street, Cobar.
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