Open access information
The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) came into place on July 1, 2010 replacing the former Freedom of Information Act 1989 and section 12 of the Local Government Act 1993.
The purpose of the GIPA Act is to facilitate public access to government information by:
- authorising and encouraging the proactive public release of government information
- giving members of the public an enforceable right to access government information, and
- providing that access to government information is restricted only when there is an overriding public interest against disclosure
You can find out more about your right to information and ways to access NSW government information on the Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) website at http://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/ or by calling 1800 472 679 between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). People with a hearing or speech impairment may call through the National Relay Service on 133 677
Accessing our information
MidCoast Water publishes a range of open access information in compliance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).
If you cannot find the information you are seeking on this website, contact us on 1300 133 455.
Please note - copies of documents provided are given for information purposes only and are provided by council to meet its requirements under relevant legislation. Copyright laws still apply to each document. The copyright-owner's consent is required if any part of the document is used for any other purpose.
Follow the links below to find:
- Mandatory documents for release
- out more about our policies
- our agency information guide
- a disclosure log of information applications
- details of information not disclosed to the public
- our register of contracts.
If you wish to apply to access information available under the GIPA Act, download this application for access form, complete and return to MidCoast Water. All formal applications cost $30 to lodge and may be subject to additional fees for research time. However members of the community are encouraged to contact MidCoast Water before making an application, as it may be that the information you are seeking is already available.