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:
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
As a result of the current COVID-19 restrictions, the City of Canada Bay has implemented a response plan in line with current recommendations to help slow the spread of COVID-19 within our workforce and within the greater community. As a result, our Access to Information team is participating in modified working arrangements which include working remotely.
We remain committed to the preservation of the right to access government information and will continue to work on GIPA applications. However, delays should be expected in the processing of some information requests.
Due to restrictions, some requested information may not be accessible or cannot be supplied at the moment. We will attempt to fulfil as much of your request as possible to remain compliant within the legislation framework while adhering to current restrictions and advice outlined by the Federal Government.
Council publishes a range of information under the GIPA Act. Follow the links to find out more about our policies, Council's Publication Guide, a disclosure log of information applications, details of information not disclosed to the public and our register of government contracts.
It should be noted that the IPC has advised all Councils that plans accompanying Development Applications (DAs) (other than DAs currently on exhibition) are 'view only'. Access to information applicants are advised that Council will not provide copies of plans for DA applications (other than DAs currently on exhibition) unless written permission is received from the copyright owner.
For details of the Council's structure and functions, the various kinds of information it holds and how it may be accessed, please refer to the Council's Publication Guide and Disclosure Log below.
To view the City of Canada Bay's list of policies click here.
If the information you are searching for is not currently on Council's website, it can be obtained by completing an Access to Information form.
The following information is available to the public, and can be obtained by completing an Access to Information Form.
Link to Online DA tracking
The following information relating to development applications is also prescribed as open access according to the GIPA Act:
Further information relating to current Development Applications can also be obtained by contacting the Statutory Planner handling the matter.
Fraud and Corruption
The City of Canada Bay is committed to maintaining trust within its community and with its stakeholders through a robust fraud and corruption prevention approach.
Our Policy outlines Council’s zero-tolerance position on any fraudulent or corrupt behaviour and establishes a framework to prevent fraud and corruption, proactively monitor, maintain and build awareness of its fraud and corruption prevention controls and strategies.
Fraud and Corruption Control Policy
Reporting Suspected Fraud or Corruption
You should report suspected fraud or corruption, in the first instance, to the City of Canada Bay via firstname.lastname@example.org attention ‘Manager Governance and Customer Service’.
You can also report fraud to the NSW Police and suspected corrupt conduct to the Independent Commission Against Corruption, or the NSW Ombudsman.
Independent Commission Against Corruption