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GIPA - Time Limits

In respect of formal applications, Council will notify applicants of the decision on an application within 20 working days, unless the applicant agrees to extend the time. Council may also extend the time by up to 15 working days where consultation with a third party is required or if Council needs to retrieve records from archives.

If access is deferred by Council, then Council will notify the applicant and include the reason for deferral and the date on which the applicant will be given access. A decision to defer access is reviewable (see Rights of Review and Appeal). If Council does not decide the applicant's access application within the above timeframes, it is deemed 'refused'. Council will refund the application fee and the applicant may seek internal or external review (see Rights of Review and Appeal) of this refusal. This will not apply if an extension of time has been arranged or payment of an advance deposit is pending.

GIPA - Accessing Information

Gunnedah Shire Council is subject to NSW legislation that requires it to be open and accountable in the exercise of its functions, and to handle personal and health informatio...

GIPA - Information Available

Council will publish mandatory release, information on its website unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure or do so would impose an unreasonable addit...

GIPA - Exemptions To Access

Council may refuse a request for information if there is an overriding public interest against disclosure or if searching for the requested information would require unreasona...

GIPA - Accessing Information and Making an Application

The public may obtain access to information as follows: by searching the Council's website to see if it is already available by contacting Council and requesting the informati...

GIPA - Time Limits

In respect of formal applications, Council will notify applicants of the decision on an application within 20 working days, unless the applicant agrees to extend the time. Cou...

GIPA - Rights of Review and Appeal

Where a member of the public is refused access under a formal application under GIPA Act, staff will provide details of the reasons for refusal to the member of the public in...

Keep in Touch

GIPA - Time Limits

In respect of formal applications, Council will notify applicants of the decision on an application within 20 working days, unless the applicant agrees to extend the time. Council may also extend the time by up to 15 working days where consultation with a third party is required or if Council needs to retrieve records from archives.

If access is deferred by Council, then Council will notify the applicant and include the reason for deferral and the date on which the applicant will be given access. A decision to defer access is reviewable (see Rights of Review and Appeal). If Council does not decide the applicant's access application within the above timeframes, it is deemed 'refused'. Council will refund the application fee and the applicant may seek internal or external review (see Rights of Review and Appeal) of this refusal. This will not apply if an extension of time has been arranged or payment of an advance deposit is pending.

GIPA - Accessing Information

Gunnedah Shire Council is subject to NSW legislation that requires it to be open and accountable in the exercise of its functions, and to handle personal and health informatio...

GIPA - Information Available

Council will publish mandatory release, information on its website unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure or do so would impose an unreasonable addit...

GIPA - Exemptions To Access

Council may refuse a request for information if there is an overriding public interest against disclosure or if searching for the requested information would require unreasona...

GIPA - Accessing Information and Making an Application

The public may obtain access to information as follows: by searching the Council's website to see if it is already available by contacting Council and requesting the informati...

GIPA - Time Limits

In respect of formal applications, Council will notify applicants of the decision on an application within 20 working days, unless the applicant agrees to extend the time. Cou...

GIPA - Rights of Review and Appeal

Where a member of the public is refused access under a formal application under GIPA Act, staff will provide details of the reasons for refusal to the member of the public in...