Proactive Release of Information Register

Mandatory Proactive Release of Open Access Information

Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act), Council is required to make the government information that is deemed open access information publicly available unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure of the information. Section 6(2) of the GIPA Act provides that:

Open access information is to be made publicly available free of charge on a website maintained by the agency (unless to do so would impose unreasonable additional costs on the agency) and can be made publicly available in any other way that the agency considers appropriate.

Council’s Proactive Release of Information Register includes hyperlinks that provide you with direct access to much of this information and details how you can access open access information that is not published on the website, where Council has determined that publishing the information online would impose unreasonable additional costs to Council.

If the open access information you are seeking has not been published on Council’s website, you may request access to the information by contacting Council.

Note: For access to previous versions of documents that are not accessible here, please contact Council to discuss accessing such documents.

Open Access Information Prescribed By Section 18 Of The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009

Council's Agency Information Guide

How to access information

Disclosure Log

Disclosure log

Note: The disclosure log provides details of access applications in response to which Council has decided to provide access to information and for which Council decides the information may be of interest to other members of the public.

How to access the information

Policy Documents Which Affect Members of The Public

Policy documents which affect members of the public.

How to access this information

Record of Any Open Access Information

Record of any open access information Council does not make publicly available on the basis of an overriding public interest against disclosure.

How to access the information

Register of Council Contracts Valued At $150,000 or More

Register of Council contracts valued at $150,000 or more.

How to access the information

Reports to Parliament

Reports to Parliament under the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 and the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

How to access the information

This information is included in Council’s annual reports published online at;

Open Access Information Prescribed By Schedule 1 To The Government Information (Public Access) Regulation 2018

Information About Council

Agendas and business papers for Council and Council committee meetings (except any part of a meeting that is closed to the public). Note: The only Council committee this currently applies to is the Finance Committee.

Agendas and business papers for Council and Council committee meetings (except any part of a meeting that is closed to the public).

Note: The only Council committee this currently applies to is the Finance Committee.

How to access the information 

Annual Financial Reports

Annual Financial Reports

How to access the information

Current and previous annual financial reports are provided in the Audited Financial Statements annexed to Council’s annual reports. Current and previous annual reports are available at;

Annual Report

Annual Report 

How to access the information

Current and previous annual reports are available at;

 

Annual Reports of Bodies Exercising Functions Delegated by Council

Annual reports of bodies exercising functions delegated by Council.

How to access the information

Not applicable

Any Codes Referred To In The Local Government Act 1993

Any codes referred to in the Local Government Act 1993

Note: This includes the Model Code of Conduct, Council's Code of Conduct, Code of Meeting Practice (all of which are referenced above) and the Local Government Code of Accounting Practice and Financial Reporting.

How to access information

Visit the Office of Local Government’s website at Guidelines, Codes, and Practice Notes.

 

Auditor's Reports

Auditor's Reports

How to access information 

Current and previous auditor’s reports are provided in the Audited Financial Statements annexed to Council’s annual reports. Current and previous annual reports are available at;

Council’s Current Code of Meeting Practice

Council’s current Code of Meeting Practice and the most recent previous version of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice.

How to access the information

Current version;

Most recent previous version:

Council's Adopted Code of Conduct

Council's adopted Code of Conduct and the most recent previous version of Council's adopted Code of Conduct.

How to access the information

Current version; 

Most recent previous version;

Current and Most Recent Previous Version of the Model Code of Conduct Prescribed Under Section 440(1) of the Local Government Act 1993

Current and most recent previous version of the model code of conduct prescribed under section 440(1) of the Local Government Act 1993.

How to access the information

The current model code of conduct is available through the Office of Local Government website at Model Code of Conduct.

Most recent previous version: Contact the Office of Local Government.

Departmental Representative Reports Presented at a Council meeting

Departmental representative reports presented at a Council meeting in accordance with section 433 of the Local Government Act 1993.

How to access the information

No such reports have been presented in the current or most recent financial years. If you are aware of a historic report and would like access to it, please contact Council.

Equal Employment Opportunity Management Plan

Equal Employment Opportunity Management Plan

How to access information

 

Land Register

Land Register

How to access the information

Management Plan

Management Plan

Note: This has been replaced by the Integrated Planning and Reporting framework which requires the development of long, medium and short term plans detailing how the community's vision, aspirations and priorities will be delivered via Council projects and services. 

How to access the information 

Current and previous versions of Council's integrated planning and reporting documents are available at;

Minutes of Council and Council Committee Meetings

Minutes of Council and Council committee meetings (but restricted, in the case of any part of a meeting that is closed to the public, to the resolutions and recommendations of the meeting)

Note: The only Council committee this currently applies to is the Finance Committee. 

How to access the information

If you are seeking access to historical minutes that are not available via the above links, please contact Council.

 

Policy Concerning The Payment of Expenses Incurred By, And The Provision of Facilities to, Councillors.

Policy concerning the payment of expenses incurred by, and the provision of facilities to, Councillors.

How to access the information

 

Register of Current Declarations of Disclosures of Political Donations

Register of current declarations of disclosures of political donations

Note: This information is available via the NSW Electoral Commission website, which details political donations and electoral expenditure disclosed by political parties, elected members of Parliament and local Councils, candidates, third-party campaigners and political donors at State and local government elections.

How to access the information

Visit the NSW Electoral Commission website at View Disclosures

 

Register of Delegations

Register of delegations.

How to access the information

Please request access by contacting Council.

Register of Graffiti Removal Work

Register of graffiti removal work. 

How to access the information

Not applicable  

 

Register of Investments

Note: The register of investments is reported to Council meetings and included in the business papers published on Council's website.

How to access the information

If you are seeking access to historical agendas that are not available via the above link, please contact Council.

Returns of the Interests of Councillors, Designated Persons and Delegates

Returns for Councillors are available at;

Returns for designated persons for the 2019/20 Financial Year are available at;

If you are seeking access to a pecuniary interest return dated prior to 01 October 2020 that is not available above, please contact Council.

Register of Voting on Planning Matters

Register of voting on planning matters

How to access the information

Register for Voting on Development Matters;

Voting on planning matters is also recorded in the minutes of the relevant ordinary meeting of Council, available online at

. If you are seeking access to historical minutes that are not available via this link, please contact Council.

 

Plans and Policies 

Environmental Planning Instruments, Development Control Plans (DCPs) and Contributions Plans

Environmental planning instruments, development control plans (DCPs) and contributions plans.

How access the information

Wingecarribee Local Environmental Plan (WLEP) 2010.

Current DCPs and contributions plans are available at:

If you are seeking access to the most recent previous version of a DCP or contributions plan, please contact Council.

Local Policies Adopted by Council Concerning Approvals and Orders

Local policies adopted by Council concerning approvals and orders.

How to access the information

Council does not have any such policies. Other Council policies are available at;

Plans of Management for Community Land

Plans of management for community land.

How to access the information

Current versions; 

If you are seeking access to a previous version of a particular plan of management, please contact Council.

Information About Development Applications

A Record That Describes The General Nature Of The Documents That Council Decides Are Not To Be Made Publicly Available On The Basis Of The Above Exception

A record that describes the general nature of the documents that Council decides are not to be made publicly available on the basis of the above exception.

How to access the information

For information relating to a particular development application, please contact Council and provide details of the particular development application(s) you are seeking information about.

Development Applications and Any Associated Documents Received in Relation to a Proposed Development

Development applications and any associated documents received in relation to a proposed development including the following:

  • Home warranty insurance documents
  • Construction certificates
  • Occupation certificates
  • Structural certification documents
  • Town planner reports
  • Submissions received on development applications
  • Heritage consultant reports
  • Tree inspection consultant reports
  • Acoustics consultant reports
  • Land contamination consultant reports

Note: This does not apply to so much of the information about development applications which consists of:

  • The plans and specifications for any residential parts of a proposed building, other than plans that merely show its height and external configuration in relation to the site on which it is proposed to be erected, or
  • Commercial information, if the information would be likely to prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it or to reveal a trade secret, or
  • Development applications made before 1 July 2010 and any associated documents received (whether before, on or after that date) in relation to the application.

How to access the information

Certain information may be available through the DA Tracker.

If the information you are seeking is not available through the DA Tracker, please contact Council and provide details of the particular development application(s) you are seeking information about.

Note: Under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), Council can only provide copies of certain documents (such as plans and certain reports) where the copyright owner has consented or in other limited circumstances.

Access to documents that are subject to copyright shall be granted by inspection only unless otherwise permitted by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).

Records Of Decisions Made On or After 1 July 2010 On Development Applications (including decisions made on appeal).

Records of decisions made on or after 1 July 2010 on development applications (including decisions made on appeal). 

How to access the information

Certain information may be available through the DA Tracker.

If the information you are seeking is not available through the DA Tracker, please contact Council and provide details of the particular development application(s) you are seeking information about.

Approvals, Orders and Other Documents

Applications For Approvals Under Part 1 of Chapter 7 of The Local Government Act 1993

Applications for approvals under Part 1 of Chapter 7 of the Local Government Act 1993 and any associated documents received in relation to such an application.

How to access the information

Please request access by contacting Council and provide details about the particular matter you are seeking information about.

Applications For Approvals Under Any Other Act

Applications for approvals under any other Act and any associated documents received in relation to such an application.

How to access the information

Please request access by contacting Council and provide details about the particular matter you are seeking information about.

Compulsory Acquisition Notices

Compulsory acquisition notices

How to access the information

Please request access by contacting Council and provide details about the particular matter you are seeking information about.

Leases and Licences For Use of Public Land Classified As Community Land

Leases and licences for use of public land classified as community land

How to access the information

Please request access by contacting Council and provide details about the particular matter you are seeking information about.

Orders Given Under Part 2 of Chapter 7 of the Local Government Act 1993

Orders given under Part 2 of Chapter 7 of the Local Government Act 1993, and any reasons given under section 136 of the Local Government Act 1993.

How to access the Information 

Please request access by contacting Council and provide details about the particular matter you are seeking information about.

 

 

Orders Given Under The Authority of Any Other Act

Orders given under the authority of any other Act.

How to access the information 

Please request access by contacting Council and provide details about the particular matter you are seeking information about.

Performance Improvement Orders Issued to Council

Performance improvement orders issued to Council.

How to access the information

Plans of Land Proposed To Be Compulsorily Acquired By Council

Plans of land proposed to be compulsorily acquired by Council

How to access the information

Please request access by contacting Council and provide details about the particular matter you are seeking information about.

Records of Approvals Granted or Refused, Any Variation From Council Policies With Reasons

Records of approvals granted or refused, any variation from Council policies with reasons for the variation, and decisions made on appeals concerning approvals.

How to access the information

Please request access by contacting Council and provide details about the particular matter you are seeking information about.

 

 

Records of Building Certificates Under The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

Records of building certificates under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

How to access the information 

Please request access by contacting Council and provide details about the particular matter you are seeking information about.

Authorised Proactive Release of Council Information

In addition to open access information, Council is also authorised to make any government information that it holds pro-actively available to the public unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure of the information. This is a discretionary authority to release information in any manner considered appropriate, free of charge or at the lowest reasonable cost. The Proactive Release of Information Register therefore also includes information that Council has decided is in the public interest to make available without imposing unreasonable additional costs on Council.

Note: Council encourages members of the public to contact Council with suggestions for information which it can consider for authorised proactive release.

Annual reports to the Minister for Local Government

Annual reports to the Minister for Local Government under section 125 of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 on Council's obligations under that Act.

Note: Only reports for the previous two reporting periods are published. Reports cover the period of 30 June to 1 July in the given years. The statistical information included in the reports is auto-filled from information inputted into the NSW Information and Privacy Commission's GIPA Tool.

How to access the information

Council's most recent annual report on its food regulatory activities

Council's most recent annual report on its food regulatory activities as provided to the NSW Food Authority.

How to access this information

Documents relating to the protection of the Latham's Snipe habitat located within the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens

Documents relating to the protection of the Latham's Snipe habitat located within the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens.

 

Gifts and benefits register

Gifts and Benefits Register

How to access this information

Mayor's official diary

Mayor's Official Diary

How to access the information

Record of Councillor attendance at Council meetings

Record of Councillor attendance at Council meetings

How to access the information

 

Record of Councillor expense claims

Record of Councillor expense claims

How to access the information

Register of declarations of interest

Register of declarations of interest (pecuniary and non-pecuniary) by Councillors at Council meetings

How to access the information

Declarations of interest are also recorded in the minutes of the relevant ordinary meeting of Council, available online at Council Meetings.

If you are seeking access to historical minutes that are not available via the above link, please contact Council.