Draft Public Access to Information held by Council policy


About the policy

The policy outlines the Council's commitment to promoting openness and transparency through the release of information held by Council to the public , in accordance with relevant legislative requirements.

The revised policy includes the following changes:

  • Inclusion of an objectives section as part of the new Inner West Council policy template
  • Detailed explanation of how Council information can be accessed i.e through mandatory proactive release, authorised proactive release, informal or formal release
  • Change to the service standard for informal access to information requests from 7 to 20 business days

More Information

Read the draft Public Access to

About the policy

The policy outlines the Council's commitment to promoting openness and transparency through the release of information held by Council to the public , in accordance with relevant legislative requirements.

The revised policy includes the following changes:

  • Inclusion of an objectives section as part of the new Inner West Council policy template
  • Detailed explanation of how Council information can be accessed i.e through mandatory proactive release, authorised proactive release, informal or formal release
  • Change to the service standard for informal access to information requests from 7 to 20 business days

More Information

Read the draft Public Access to Information held by Council policy

Read the Agency Information Guide

View Council Business Paper

Read the Charter for Public Participation published by the Information and Privacy Commission

Have your say

You are invited to provide feedback on the draft Public Access to Information held by Council policy.

  • Online, using the submission form below
  • By mail, addressed to Inner West Council, PO Box 14, Petersham 2049. Please mark your submission 18/6412 draft Public Access to Information held by Council policy - Public Exhibition

Last day to provide feedback is Wednesday, 3 October 2018.

What happens next?

The feedback received will be incorporated into the final policy which will be considered by Council for adoption at a meeting. All those who provided feedback will be advised when the policy will be considered by Council.