Freedom of Information - FOI
The Freedom of Information Act 1982 provides members of the community with a legally enforceable right of access to documents held by Council, unless exemptions apply.
Common exemptions include documents containing material obtained in confidence (such as the details of complaints about neighbourhood nuisances such as barking dogs), personal information where release would be unreasonable (including the details of an individual's health or financial position) and material of a commercially sensitive nature. Reasons are provided if requests are refused and the applicant is advised of the appeal rights that apply.
Requests under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 should be directed to:
Freedom of Information Officer
City of Casey
PO Box 1000
NARRE WARREN 3805
All requests must be in writing giving sufficient information to enable Council to identify the document sought. An application form is available from the Freedom of Information Officer, who can also provide advice on the wording of the request.
A fee of $25.10 is payable at the time of submitting the request. Further charges for search time ($20.00 per hour), photocopying (20 cents per A4 page) and supervised viewing ($5.00 per quarter hour) also apply. Should the estimated charges exceed $50.00, the applicant will be contacted and asked to confirm that they wish to continue with the request.
For more information contact the Freedom of Information Officer.