Other Council Information
Previously known as the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (FOI), from 1 July 2010 the old FOI has been replaced by new legislation.
The Government Information (Public Access) Act (GIPAA) aims to make more information available to all sectors of the community through open access information and promotes more open and transparent government.
For more information about the new legislation please visit the Office of the Information Commissioner's website here.
The GIPA Act is complemented by the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIPA), which establishes a right to amend personal information in records held by Councils and other government agencies - new Part 6A.