The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) gives the public a legal right to access many documents in Council’s possession.
You can request access to:
- documents about your personal affairs regardless of the age of the documents
- any other documents which were created on or after 1 January 1989.
We will consider all requests in accordance with the FOI Act. Please note that some documents cannot be accessed to protect the public interest and some private and business affairs.
These exemptions and exceptions may include but are not limited to:
- Internal working documents
- Documents relating to legal proceedings
- Documents affecting the personal privacy of others
- Documents containing information obtained in confidence
- Documents relating to trades secrets
- Documents already publicly available or available by paying a fee under an act other than the FOI Act.
The Manningham Council Freedom of Information Part II Statement outlines the powers and functions of Manningham Council and provide a non-exhaustive list of the types of information and documents we may hold in relation to our functions and powers.