Access to information

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 outlines how Local Government makes information available to the public. This helps ensure that Local Government organisations operate in an open, transparent and accountable manner.

What does this mean for you?

  • Tamworth Regional Council is proactive in releasing information to the public in relation to council matters and business.
  • You have an enforceable right to access specified Council information. You can make both an informal and formal request for access. Find out how to make a request a determine which request type is most appropriate for your needs here (PDF 149.6KB) .
  • Tamworth Regional Council restricts access to information only when there is an overriding public interest against disclosure.

What open access council information is available on this website?

  • The Information Guide (PDF 577.5KB) includes information about Tamworth Regional Council’s structure and functions, and lists the types of information that is publicly available
  • The Disclosure Log (PDF 226.5KB) contains information about successful access applications if they raise matters of general public interest
  • The Register of Contracts (PDF 499.2KB) worth more than $150,000 that Council has with private sector bodies
  • The 2016 to date Register of Contracts worth more than $150,000 that Council has with private sector bodies

If you would like to know more about Public Access to information, how the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 informs the way that we provide and release information as well as how you can request information from council, please refer to our Public Access to Information Guide (PDF 149.6KB).