Access to information
Gympie Regional Council is committed to being open and accountable. We already make a large amount of information available to residents in an open and friendly way. Information is available via this website, leaflets and numerous other publications.
Our publication scheme sets out classes of information that are openly available.
There are a number of other ways to access information. Before requesting information, contact us to discuss the best way to access the information you would like.
Some information is available via paid council services, such as a property search.
Right to Information (RTI) access
Right to Information is the Queensland Government's approach to giving the community greater access to information.
Under the Right to Information Act 2009, you have a statutory right to access information held by government unless, on balance, release of the information would be contrary to the public interest.
Information Privacy (IP) access
Gympie Regional Council collects, uses, stores and disposes of personal information in accordance with its privacy statement.
The Information Privacy Act 2009 provides safeguards for the handling of personal information held in the public sector environment and provides a mechanism for people to access and amend their personal information.
Personal information documents include information on any matter of personal or private concern to an individual.
When you want to access and amend documents containing information about your own personal information, you will have to show proof of identity.
The term 'administrative access' refers to the release of information other than by an access application under the Right to Information Act 2009 or the Information Privacy Act 2009.
Our administrative access scheme is used for responding to a specific request for information.
The scheme is designed to give individuals access to their own personal information to information that is non-sensitive. The aim of an administrative release framework is not to restrict disclosure of information, but to ensure third party interests are not compromised.