Governance and transparency

Cowra Council’s public access policy is governed by the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) which replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (NSW). The Act:
  • created new rights to information that are designed to meet community expectations of more transparent and accountable government;
  • means State and Local Government agencies are releasing to the public more information than ever.
More information concerning your right to information and how to access NSW Government information can be found on the Information and Privacy Commission website:
Cowra Council currently provides a range of information under the GIPA Act and is progressively adding more information to our website. Currently, the below documents are available under Schedule 1 Part 2 Section 1 (1) of the Government Information Public Access Regulations 2009. To make a GIPA Application to Council, please use the (PDF, 389KB)Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 Access Application(PDF, 246KB)