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Open Access Information

Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act), Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council is required to publish certain information on our website, unless to do so would impose unreasonable additional costs or there is an overriding public interest against disclosure.

Open Access Information includes:

Open Access Information Description Where to find the information
Information Guide Details our structure and functions, the type of information we hold and how it may be accessed. Information Guide
Policy and Procedure Documents Documents used in connection with the exercise of Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council’s functions that affect the public.

Council Policies

Council Procedures

Disclosure Log The current register of formal access application which may be of interest to other members of the public. No relevant entries in the Disclosure Log at this time.
Contract Register A requirement of the GIPA Act (Division 5 Government contracts with private sector) is that Council maintain a register of government contracts valued at $250,000 or more. CGRC Contracts Register
Development Applications Development applications and associate documents. Access may be obtained by completing an Informal Access to Information Request
Local Environment Plans, Development Control Plan Environmental planning instruments, development control plans and contributions plans made under the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979. Planning Policies and Controls
Land Register A register of land owned and/or managed by Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council. Land Register
Council Meetings Agendas/Business papers and minutes for Council. Council Business Papers
Code of Conduct Details the conduct obligations of Council Officials.

Adopted Code of Conduct for Council Staff

Code of Conduct for council committee members, delegates of council and council advisors

Code of Conduct for Councillor’s

Adopted Code of Conduct Procedures

Code of Meeting Practice Procedures for Council and Council Committee Meetings. Code of Meeting Practice
Councillors Expenses Policy Policy for expenses incurred by and provision of facilities to Councillors. Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities for Mayor and Councillors
Annual Report Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council’s Annual Reports. Annual Reports
Annual Financial Reports (including Auditors Report) General purpose financial reports and financial statements, special schedules, and audited financial statements. Financial Reports
IP&R Plans and Strategies A listing of plans and other strategies developed by Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council. Council Plans and Reports
Register of Delegations A register of the functions delegated to the Mayor and General Manager. Delegations of Authority from GM Master 
Equal Employment  and Diversity Strategy Council’s strategy for addressing equal opportunity and diversity in our workforce. EEO Management Plan
Pecuniary Interest Returns Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council’s Register of Disclosure of Interests Returns. Access may be obtained by completing an Informal Access to Information Request
Open access information not available to the public A records of open access information that is not available to the public due to there being an overriding public interest against disclosure. All prescribed open access information is made available to the public
Documents Tabled in Parliament Information about Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council contained in any document tabled in Parliament by or on behalf of the Council, other than any document tabled by order of either House of Parliament. Council does not have any documents tabled in Parliament.
Register of Investments A register of investments held by Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council. Access may be obtained by completing an Informal Access to Information Request
Register of voting on planning A register of voting on planning matters kept in accordance with s.375A of the Local Government Act 1993. Planning Decisions Register
Register of Political Donations Declarations of Disclosure Information regarding disclosure of political donations lodged by candidates, groups, members of parliament, local government Councillors, political parties and political donors. This information is held by the elections commission and can be accessed at http://searchdecs.elections.