Your right to access Council information
This page summarises our information sharing processes and obligations. Randwick City Council is committed to the following principles regarding public access to documents and information.
- Open and transparent government
- Consideration of the overriding public interest in relation to access requests
- Proactive disclosure and dissemination of information
- Respect for the privacy of individuals
What are Council's legal obligations ?
The Government Information (Public Access) Act (GIPA Act) came into effect on 1 July 2010, replacing the former freedom of information law.
The GIPA Act:
- creates new rights to information that are designed to meet community expectations of more open and transparent government.
- encourages government agencies to proactively release government information.
Council has an obligation under the Government Information (Public Access) Act (GIPA) to publicise certain 'open access information' on its website, unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure of the information or unless to do so would impose unreasonable additional costs to Council.
Council also makes as much other information as possible publicly available in an appropriate manner, including on the Internet. Such information is also available free of charge or at the lowest reasonable cost.
I want to apply to access Council information ?
To make an application for access to information held by Council, please use our Informal Access to Information Request Form PDF, 1058.77 KB. Depending upon the nature of the request and the form of access requested charges may apply.
Our Access to Information Guidelines & FAQ documents identifys the documents and types of information that are available for public access and any restrictions that may apply. Council will assess all requests for access to documents and information in a timely manner and in accordance with the following:
- Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009
- Access to Information Policy PDF, 112.57 KB
- Access to Information Guidelines PDF, 260.44 KB
- Access to Information Frequently Asked Questions PDF, 232.77 KB
- Information Guide PDF, 655.16 KB
You can find out more about your right to information and new ways to access NSW government information on the Information Privacy Commissioner website
Quick Links to Open Access Information
Open access information to which the mandatory publication requirements apply, is comprised of:
|Open Access Information||Link to the information on Council's website||Definition|
|Information Guide||Information Guide PDF, 655.16 KB||The structure and functions of Randwick City Council as at 31 July 2013.|
|Policy Documents||Policies||Documents used in connection with the exercise of the City's functions that affect the public.|
|Disclosure Log||2016-17 GIPA Disclosure Log PDF, 224.32 KB||Details about the type of information formally requested from Randwick City Council from 1 July 2010 onwards and which may be of interest to other members of the public.|
|Contracts Register||Contracts Register PDF, 153.6 KB||Register of contracts awarded by Randwick City Council valued at $150,000 or more.|
|Code of Conduct||Code of Conduct Policy PDF, 236.4 KB||The conduct obligations of Council officials.|
|Code of Meeting Practice||Code of Meeting Practice Policy||Procedures for Council and Council Committee meetings.|
|Annual Report||Quarterly and Annual Reports||Council's Annual Report and State of the Environment Report.|
|City Plan and Management/Operational Plans||20 Year Randwick City Plan||The Randwick City Plan sets the direction for Randwick City over the next 20 years. The Management Plan includes Council's capital works and financial plans and details about the delivery of services and facilities over the next four years.|
|Annual Financial Reports (includes Auditor's Report)||Annual Operational Plan and Budget||General purpose financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets and Auditor's Reports.|
|Equal Employment Opportunity Plan||Workforce Plan PDF, 2009.33 KB||Randwick City Council's Equity and Diversity Plan.|
|Councillors' Expenses & Facilities Policy||Crs Expenses & Facilities Policy||Policy for expenses incurred by and provision of facilities to Councillors.|
|Filming and photography||Using a Public Space||Information for filming production or still photography.|
|Pecuniary Interests Returns||Access to Information Request Form PDF, 1058.77 KB||Council's Register of Disclosure of Interests Returns.|
This register is available for inspection at Council offices during Council office hours.
For access to this register or a particular return, complete (and submit) Council's Access to Information Request Form following the instructions on the form.
|Council & Committee Meetings||Business Paper and Minutes||Business Papers and Minutes for Council and Council Committee Meetings.|
|Land Register||Land Register PDF, 268.74 KB||A register of Council owned/managed land.|
|Register of Investments||Business Paper and Minutes||A register of Council's investments is reported to Ordinary Council Meetings on a monthly basis. For access to the most up to date information go to the business paper for the most recent Ordinary Council Meeting.|
|Delegations of Authority||Delegations of Authority Policy PDF, 484.86 KB||A register of the functions delegated to Council's General Manager and to Council officers.|
|Graffiti removal||Graffiti Removal||Randwick City Council adopts a pro-active approach to addressing the incidence of graffiti in the city and can provide you with information about graffiti removal.|
|Political donations||Electoral Funding Authority||Information regarding disclosures of political donations lodged by candidates, groups, members of parliament, local government Councillors, political parties and political donors can be found on the Electoral Funding Authority website.|
|Register of voting on planning & tender matters||Registers||A record is kept of the Councillors who vote for and against all planning and tender matters. Council also keeps a record of planning and tender decisions where staff recommendations are overturned.|
|Development control||Development Control Plan (DCP)||Environmental planning instruments, development control plans and contributions plans made under the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act.|
|Development applications||DA Tracking||Development applications and associated documents.|
Additional information, such as DA submission letters are available upon request - complete (and submit) Council's Access to Information Request Form following the instructions on the form.
|Building Certificates||Building Certificates||Record of Building certificates issued under the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act.|
For access to this information complete (and submit) Council's Access to Information Request Form following the instructions on the form.
|Leases and Licences||Lease Register PDF, 93.12 KB||Leases and Licences of Council Owned/Managed Land.|
|Plans of Management for Community Land||Plans of Management||Council's Plans of Management for land classified (under the Local Government Act)|