Public transparency

Under section 57 of the Local Government Act 2020 (the Act) a Council must adopt and maintain a public transparency policy. The policy must:

 a) give effect to the public transparency principles; and

 b) describe the ways in which Council information is to be made publicly available; and

 c) subject to section 58(b), specify which Council information must be publicly available, including all policies, plans and reports required under this Act or any other Act;

 d) include any other matters prescribed by the regulations.

Under the Act, public transparency principles are:

 a) Council decision making processes must be transparent except when the Council is dealing with information that is confidential by virtue of this Act or any other Act;

 b) Council information must be publicly available unless

     i) the information is confidential by virtue of this Act or any other Act; or

     ii) public availability of the information would be contrary to the public interest;

 c) Council information must be understandable and accessible to members of the municipal community;

 d) public awareness of the availability of Council information must be facilitated.


To view our Public Transparency Policy, please click here(PDF, 166KB).

Access to the information can be made at Council's Wedderburn Office by contacting either Manager Executive and Commercial Services or Director Corporate Services.