Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act, 1991 ("The Act") serves to promote openness and transparency in governance and accountability of government agencies, including Councils.

To achieve these objectives, it confers on members of the public a legally encorcable right to be given access to documents.  The Act sets out the legislative requirements for how applications received from the public, for access to information held by the Council, are to be dalt with.

Requesting  information

Freedom of INformation (FOI) applications should be submitted unsing the correct form.  Please make sure your request is as specific as possible, so the correct documents can be identified,  Include dates/date ranges where known.

Forms are also available from the Council Office.

An application fee of $36.75 must accompany the application.  Applications will be dealt with as soon as practicable once received,, or within 30 days.  Fees and charges will be wai ved for persons demonstrating financial hardship.

Lodging your FOI application

You can lodge your Freedom of Information requests via post, email or in person:

Freedom of Information Officer

District Council of Streaky Bay

PO Box 179

Streaky Bay  SAS  5680

29 Alfrerd Terrace

Streaky Bay SA  5680

Remember: a fee of $36.75 is due at the time of lodgement.

Information Statement

In accordance with Part 2 of the Act, a Council must, at intervals of not more than 12 months, cause an up-to-date information statement to be published in a manner prescribed by regulation.  A copy of the current information statement can be obtained below.