Open access information

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1989 and section 12 of the Local Government Act 1993 on 1 July 2010.
The GIPA Act applies to all NSW public sector agencies including:
  • Government departments
  • Ministers and their personal staff
  • NSW local councils, public offices and courts

The object of the GIPA Act is to open government information to the public by:

  • authorising and encouraging the proactive public release of government information by agencies, and
  • 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 intereste 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 or by calling 1800 472 679. People with a hearing or speech impairment may call through the National Relay Service on 133 677 for assistance.

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:
If you wish to apply to access information available under the GIPA Act, download this access application 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.