Access to Information held by AlburyCity
AlburyCity is dedicated to good public decision making, transparency and accountability and provides access to information in accordance with the provisions of the Government Information Public Access (GIPA) Act 2009.
The GIPA Act provides a legally enforceable right of access to information held by government agencies, subject to certain grounds for refusal. The Act provides the main mechanism through which the public can apply to access government-held information where that information is not already publicly available.
Under the GIPA Act AlburyCity is required to publish specific open access information on its website.
The AlburyCity Information Guide 2012 details the type of information AlburyCity holds and how it may be accessed. Open access information includes:
- AlburyCity Land Register
- AlburyCity Contract Register
- Information Disclosure Log which lists information released to the public, and
- Information Not Released register.
If you cannot find the information you are looking for on the AlburyCity website, you can submit an Informal Access to Information Request and the information will be released to you unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure.
Formal Access to Information
To access some information, you may need to complete a Formal Access to Information Request Form. This includes information where AlburyCity has to consult with a third party before releasing information to you. You will need to provide a description of the information you are seeking and pay a $30 application fee.
Charges to formal and informal requests may apply.
Any decision to withhold or release information is appealable by the applicant or third parties. To appeal against a decision please complete the internal review of decision request form.
Request forms are also available at the AlburyCity Customer Service Centre, 553 Kiewa Street Albury. The form and appropriate fee can be lodged at the Customer Service Centre or posted to the Public Information Officer, AlburyCity, PO Box 323, Albury NSW 2640
More information on access to government information is available on the website of the
Office of the Information Commissioner.
Public Information Available by Request
Plans of Management
Council must prepare plans of management for all community land in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 and the Local Government Amendment (Community Land Management) Act 1998.
Generic plans of management are used for a number of land parcels distributed throughout the local government area that all have a common purpose.
AlburyCity has nine generic Plans of Management for Community Land:
- Small Parks and Playgrounds
- Miscellaneous Sites
- Miscellaneous Sites - Leased
Where the management of land is more complex a site specific Plan of Management should be developed. AlburyCity has one site specific Plan of Management - Greenfield Park.
Council will be reviewing and updating the Plans of Management in 2013/14. This process will include a Community Engagement process.
For further information or a copy of a Plan of Management please contact the Public Information Officer on 02 6023 8111.
Other Plans and Strategies
There is a range of public information available that is not included on this website. Much of this information is contained in large documents from which specific detail can be sourced. If you wish to access the entire document or information in these strategies and plans please complete an informal access to information request or call the Public Information Officer on 02 6023 8111.