Your Right to Information

Your Right to Information

North Burnett Regional Council is making it easier for you to access information about Council. This includes information about our policies, financial reports, public registers and documents relating to our decisions. We also make appropriate protections for certain information, including personal information.

What is Right to Information?

The Right to Information Act (RTI Act) aims to make more government information available to all sectors of the community. The RTI Act is complemented by the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act), which establishes a right to access and to amend personal information.

Right to Information Act 2009 Information Privacy Act 2009

The Right to Information Act (RTI Act) aims to make more government information available to all sectors of the community. The RTI Act is complemented by the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act), which establishes a right to access and to amend personal information.

What is Information Privacy?

The Information Privacy Act guides how you can:

  • access your personal information
  • Advise us about any changes or amendments to your personal information. This aspect of the new legislation applies to Queensland local government as of July 1, 2010.
  • Information Privacy legislation also guides how government manages your personal information.

Need to know more about Right to Information or Information Privacy?

You can find more about Right to Information on the Queensland Government’s website.

You can find more about Information Privacy on the Queensland Government’s website.

How to make an RTI application:

  • Submit an application form
  • Payment of RTI fee of $48.00 must be paid at the time of application, processing and access charges may apply
  • All RTI applications should provide sufficient information to allow the identification of the documents you are seeking
  • Provide an address for notices of the Act to be sent to the applicant

Applications can be lodged in person at Customer Service Centres or by post addressed to:

Chief Executive Officer North Burnett Regional Council PO Box 390 Gayndah Qld 4625

How to access Council Information?

You can check to see if the information you’re looking for is already available from:

Publication Scheme

Our publication scheme helps you find information which is routinely published by Council. In most cases, this information is available online and can be accessed directly from the publication scheme.

Contact Us

Contact us if the information is not readily available. We’ll help determine if Council holds and can release the information.  We may require you to make and RTI request to access it.

Disclosure Log

Under the Right to Information Act, Council may place details of documents released which do not contain the applicant’s personal information. At this time, the Disclosure Log does not contain any records.

Other areas of our website Can’t find what you are looking for on our website? Try using our search function located at the top of the page.

Contact Us Contact us  if the information is not readily available. We’ll help determine if Council holds and can release the information. We may require you to make an RTI request to access it.

Right to Information and Information Privacy Applications Submit a Right to Information Application form  if you need to make a formal RTI request.

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