Right to Information/ Information Privacy

 

Access to Council Information

The Queensland Government introduced a legislative framework in 2009 to encourage greater access to government information.  This framework incorporates the Right to Information Act 2009 and the Information Privacy Act 2009.

The object of the Right to Information Act 2009 is to provide a right to access to information held by the government unless, on balance, it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information.

The Information Privacy Act 2009 provides a framework for the fair collection and handling of personal information, and access and amendment rights to a person's own personal information.

To access Council's documents, an application can be made under the Right to Information Act 2009 for non-personal information or the Information Privacy Act 2009  for personal information by completing the form below.

Right to Information and Information Privacy Access Application Form

 

Members of the public also have a right to request amendment to their personal information on record with Council if they believe this personal information is inaccurate, misleading, out of date or incomplete. If you believe Council hold personal information of yours which may be inaccurate, misleading, out of date or incomplete, you can complete the form the below.

Information Privacy Personal Information Amendment Application Form

 

Before entering into the application process, please consider whether the documents may already be available through other means, such as the Publication Scheme, Council's website or by contacting the relevant department within Council.

For further information in relation to Right to Information and Information Privacy or to lodge an application, please contact Council's Governance section:

Scenic Rim Regional Council
PO Box 25
BEAUDESERT  QLD  4285
Ph:  07 5540 5111
Fax: 07 5540 5103
Email:  mail@scenicrim.qld.gov.au
 

Right to Information Fees and Charges, Timeframes and Review Rights

 

Right to Information Application

Information Privacy Application

Application Fees

Application fees are set by the State Government in Part 3 of the Right to Information Regulation 2009 and increase annually on 1 July.

 

Application fees are also provided at
Fees and Charges 2016-2017.  

No application fee

Processing Fee

Processing fees are set by the State Government in Part 3 of the Right to Information Regulation 2009 and increase annually on 1 July.

Processing fees are also provided at
Fees and Charges 2016-2017.  

Processing charges will only be incurred if the total time taken to process the application is more than five hours.

No processing fee

Access Charges

Access charges are set by the State Government in Part 3 of the Right to Information Regulation 2009 and represent cost recovery or a flat fee for photocopies (which may increase annually on 1 July).

Access charges are also provided at
Fees and Charges 2016-2017.  

There are currently no access charges payable for documents provided by email or on a disc.  

Timeframes

The processing period for an application is 25 business days, subject to extension(s) in accordance with the Right to Information Act 2009 or by agreement between the Applicant and Council.

Review Rights

Applicants have 20 business days to lodge an internal review with Council or an external review with the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) from the date of their decision notice.

 

Information Privacy Principles

The Privacy Principles contained in the Information Privacy Act 2009  establish requirements about how public authorities such as Council can collect, store, use and disclose personal information.  (Personal information means any information from which your identity is apparent or can reasonably be ascertained.)

To view Council's Privacy Plan and the Privacy Statement for the website, please click here.

Should you have any queries in relation to your privacy, please contact Council's Governance section on 07 5540 5111.

Publication Scheme
To access Council's Publication Scheme showing the classes of information that Council has available and the terms on which it will make the information available, please click here.

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