Introduction

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW), (GIPA Act), establishes a comprehensive system for public access to government information.

The objective of the Act is to:

  • Make government information more accessible to the public by requiring government agencies to make certain sorts of information freely available
  • Encourage government agencies to release as much information as possible
  • Give the public an enforceable right to make access applications for government information
  • Restrict access to information only when there is an overriding public interest against disclosure.

The Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) oversees the public access to government information system. For a better understanding of your right to information you can access the IPC website www.ipc.nsw.gov.au

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400

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