Review of Decisions
If you are not satisfied with any decision about your Right to Information Application, you are entitled to request a review.
Step 1 - Request an Internal Review (Optional)
You may wish to apply to Council for an internal review of the original decision. If you have any difficulty in obtaining access to Council documents, you may wish to refer your enquiry to the Public Officer. Also, if you would like to amend a document of Council which you feel is incorrect it is necessary for you to make a written application to the Pulbic Officer in the first instance.
Your application for internal review must be made within twenty (20) business days after the date of the written notice of the decision.
A person authorised by the General Manager and senior to the original decision maker will review your application and inform you of the review decision as soon as practicable but no later than twenty (20) business days after the internal review application to Council.
Reasons will be given if access or amendment is still refused.
To apply for an internal review, an application form must be submitted to:
The General Manager
Or email: email@example.com
Or fax to: (02) 4654 7829
If you are not satisfied with the Council's internal review decision, you may wish to apply to the Office of the Information Commissioner for an external review.
Alternatively, you can apply directly to the Office of the Information Commissioner for an external review of Council's original decision.
The Information Commissioner may change or confirm the decision made on your application or try to mediate a settlement between parties.
For more information about requesting an external review, visit the Office of the Information Comissioner New South Wales. A link to their site is provided here.