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Information held by Council

During 2009, legislation was passed through the NSW Parliament relating to access to government information - the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA). Apart from setting out a revised access to information regime, the legislation also established the Information and Privacy Commission (IPC). Both Section 12 of the Local Goverment Act and FOI have been abolished and all applications for information and documents are under GIPA.

If the information you are searching for is not currently on Council's website, please make enquiries with Council Customer Service either in person at 1 Benerembah Street, Griffith or by phoning 6962 8100 during Council office hours (8.15am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday).

What information is publicly available?

Information Guide
Information about Griffith City Council
Plans and Strategies
Contracts Register
Council Policies
Disclosure Log
Information about Development Applications
Forms to access information

The following information can be obtained by contacting Council's Customer Service team:

  • Returns of Interests of Councillors and Designated Persons;
  • Land Register;
  • Register of Investments;
  • Register of Delegations;
  • Register of Graffiti Removal Works;
  • Council's Specific Plans of Management;
  • All applications for aproval under Part 1 or Chapter 7 in the Local Government Act;
  • Applications for approval under any other Act and any associated documents received;
  • Records of approvals granted or refused, any variation from Council Policies with reasons for the variation, and decisions made on appeals concerning approvals;
  • Orders given under Part 2 of Chapter 7 of the Local Government Act, and any reasons given under section 136 of the Local Government Act;
  • Records of Building Certificates under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979;
  • Plans proposed to be compulsorily acquire by Council;
  • Compulsory Acquistion Notices; and
  • Leases and Licenses for use of Public Land classified as Community Land.

For further details on the GIPA legislation the Information and Privacy Commission website at

GIPA Annual Report 2016/17

GIPA Annual Report 2015/16
GIPA Annual Report 2014/15

Information about Griffith City Council

Council Policies
Annual Report
Annual Financial Reports and Auditor's Report
Integrated Planning & Reporting
Council Meetings - Business Papers, Minutes
Register of Councillor Voting of DA's at Council Meetings - 2013
Register of Councillor Voting of DA's at Council Meetings - 2014
Register of Councillor Voting of DA's at Council Meetings - 2015
Register of Councillor Voting of DA's at Council Meetings - 2016
Register of Councillor Voting of DA's at Council Meetings - 2017
Register of Councillor Voting of DA's at Council Meetings - 2018
Register of Current Declaration or Disclosures of Political Donations
Forms - Access to Information Application GIPA Act 2009
Privacy Management Plan

Plans and Strategies

Council's Plans and Policies

Information About Development Applications

DA Tracking
DAs on Exhibition

The following information relating to development applicaitons is also prescribed as open access according to the GIPA Act:

  • Home warranty insurance;
  • Construction certificates;
  • Occupation certificates;
  • Structural certification documents;
  • Town planner reports;
  • Submissions received on development applications;
  • heritage consultant reports;
  • Tree inspection consultant reports;
  • Acoustic consultant reports;
  • Land contamination reports
  • records of decisions made on development applications (including decisions made on appeal).