Publicly available information

We publish as much helpful 'open access information' as we can.

Please note some open access information may not be made available. Where the open access information the Council holds contains personal information; the personal information may not be made publicly available, if the Council considers that there would be an overriding public interest against its disclosure. For example the Council withholds the signatures and principal address information of staff members where they appear on pecuniary interest statements.

(Under section 6(5) of the Government Information (Public Access) Act the City must keep a record of the open access information (if any) that it does not make publicly available on the basis of an overriding public interest against disclosure. The record is to indicate only the general nature of the information concerned.)

If you can't find the information you are looking for, you can apply for access to Council documents.

Applying the public interest test

Council’s Information and Privacy Officer uses the guides provided by the Information and Privacy Commission together with their extensive knowledge to apply the public interest test. Our Public Access to Information Policy also outlines how the public interest test is applied.