Right to Information
Right to Information (RTI) Act
Under the Right to Information Act 2009, residents have a statutory right to access information held by government unless, on balance, release of the information would be contrary to the public interest.
The Right to Information Act 2009 replaces the Freedom of Information Act 1992.
Information Privacy Act
The Information Privacy Act 2009 provides safeguards for the handling of personal information held in public sector environment and provides a mechanism for people to access and amend their personal information.
The Information Privacy Act Chapter 3 replaces the Freedom of Information Act 1992.
How to make an application for access under RTI or IP
An application for access to documents under the RTI or IP Acts must:
- be made on the approved form;
- provide sufficient information concerning the document/s requested
- payment of RTI fee of $46.40 must be paid at the time of application
- returned to a Council Customer Service Centre or posted to PO Box 1943, Hervey Bay, Qld, 4655
- processing charges are $7.20 per 15 minutes or part of 15 minutes if Council spends more than 5 hours processing the application
- access charge is $0.25 per black / white A4 page
Council’s Disclosure Log shows information released under the Right to Information Act since 1 July 2009 that is considered of interest to the general public. Certain information (for example personal information, commercial in confidence or information otherwise excluded by law from release), will not be included in the disclosure log.
Where documents have been determined suitable to release, they are provided in Portable Document Format (PDF). To access released documents, which are large electronic files and have been notated as “Available on Request” in the table below, please contact Council’s Right to Information and Information Privacy unit on 1300 79 49 29 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org to request copies.
Please contact us if you have problems downloading any documents in this log. If a copy of the information in our disclosure log is required in an alternative format, please contact Council’s Right to Information Officer, and we will endeavour to provide it to you in a more suitable format.
|Ref No.||Date of decision||No. of pages||Topic / information requested|
|2016/17-015||21/11/16||5||Request for emails relating to rating review for caravan parks and relocatable homes and briefing notes from meeting 24/10/16|
|2016/17-014||16/11/16||113||Request copies of all documents relating to a property in Prosper Street Howard|
|2016/17-012||17/10/16||15||Request documents relating to a dog attack at Golf Crescent Craignish|
|206/17-011||27/09/16||1||Request transcript or recording of Council minutes 15/6/16|
|2016/17-010||28/09/16||6||Request details of complaints for a property in Prosper Street Howard|
|2016/17-009||28/09/16||0||Request any maintenance records for works undertaken on footpath at 140 Adelaide Street Maryborough|
|2016/17-007||21/09/16||16||Request copies of all documents relating to a property in East Street Howard|
|2016/17-006||09/09/16||85||Request copy of an ex-employee’s personnel file|
|2016/17-005||19/08/2016||22||Request copies of correspondence submitted|
|2016/17-004||16/08/2016||2||Request copies of complaints submitted|
|2016/17-003||02/08/2016||2||Request copy of correspondence submitted|
|2016/17-002||11/08/2016||44||Documents relating to stormwater issues in Windemere Road, Wondunna|
|2016/17-001||17/08/2016||287||Documents relating to Notice of Intention to Resume|
|2015/16-027||28/6/2016||93||Documents relating to a property in East Street, Howard|
|2015/16-026||15/07/2016||231||Documents relating to Pioneer Park, Tinana|
|2015/16-025||27/6/2016||20||Request copies of complaints submitted|
|2015/16-024||10/6/2016||54||Documents relating to vegetation removal on Tooth Street Pialba|
|2015/16-023||24/5/2016||192||Documents relating to an investigation in Pacific Haven Drive, Howard|
|2015/16-022||19/4/2016||27||Documents relating to complaints at a property in Schuberts Road Owanyilla|
|2015/16-021||27/4/2016||4||Documents relating to an investigation of a property on the Esplanade Torquay|
|2015/16-020||15/5/2016||75||Documents relating to an investigation of a complaint at the Aquatic Centre|
|2015/16-019(PDF,900kB)||21/4/2016||2||Documents relating to complaints against Cr Chris Loft|
|2015/16/018(PDF,1.2MB)||14/4/2016||40||Documents detailing monthly figures timber production at a property on Kinghorn Road, Granville|
|2015/16-015||12/2/2016||21||Request copies of complaint documents|
|2015/16-014||4/2/2016||2||Request copies of complaint documents|
|2015/16-013||8/2/2016||105||Documents relating to a property in Arthur Street Urangan|
|2015/16-012||8/01/16||1||Documents relating to a dog|
|2015/16-011 (no attachment)||4/12/15||0||Details on gernie hire|
|1/12/15||20||Various emails between Cr Everard and Cr Loft|
(PDF Available on request)
|26/11/15||593||Documents not publicly available relating to the planning and decision-making process for the Hervey Bay Golf Club|
|2015/16-010||26/11/15||2||Documents relating to an investigation of a property in Tooley Street Maryborough|
|2015/16-009||19/11/15||6||Documents relating to an investigation of a property in Frank Street Maryborough|
|2015/16-005||19/10/15||8||Copy of complaint against self and copies of requests and complaints regarding a property in Stormy Rise River Heads|
|2015/16-004||29/09/15||10||Approval and Licence Conditions for the gate and two cattle grids on unformed road at Aramara|
|2015/16-003||01/09/15||0||Request documents for approval and construction of specific sheds at a property in Kinghorn Road Granville|
|2015/16-001||11/08/15||13||Documents relating to a property in River Road Tinana|
|2015/16-002||24/07/15||17||Complaints, Breaches and Development Applications for a property in Tooley Street, Maryborough|
|2014/15-016 (PDF,123kB)||25/11/14||13||Development Approval and Final Building Inspections - Shed at Boonooroo|
|2014/15-012 (PDF,4.6MB)||10/11/14||105||Conditions of Approval - Subdivision - Green Waters Estate Dundowran Beach|
|2014/15-009 (PDF, 6.2MB)||25/08/14||46||Decision to remove trees from front of Hervey Bay Cultural Centre|
|2014/15-004(PDF,124kB)||11/08/14||3||Request copy of email regarding Wide Bay Swimming meeting|
|10/01/14||153||Kingfisher Parade Toogoom Sea Wall|
|2013/14-014 (PDF,2.1MB)||10/01/14||43||Lease arrangements for Tiaro Medical Centre|
|2013/14-013 (PDF,10.6MB)||11/12/13||190||Lease arrangements for the Bauple Men's Shed and Bauple and District Recreation Ground Committee|
|2013/14-012 (PDF, 6.2MB)||11/12/13||95||Complaints about the RV site at Bauple|
All agencies are required to publish a Publications Scheme that explains the information that the public can access.
This scheme sets out classes of information and the terms on which Council will make this information available.
For further information, please contact Council's Right to Information Officer on 1300 79 49 29.
Last updated 01/02/2017