Freedom of Information

Information Statement

The Local Government Act, 1934, Section 65, requires the Council to produce an Information Statement annually which shall contain specific information about the Council. That information is contained within this Annual Report and as such it should also be considered as Council's 2002-2003 Information Statement.

Information requests

Requests for other information not included in the preceeding section, will be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information provisions of the Local Government Act, 1934. Under this legislation, an application fee and search fee must be forwarded with the completed request form, as provided for in Reg. 275 of 1991 unless the applicant is granted an exemption.

If Council refuses access to a document it must issue a Certificate under Section 65zy of the Local Government Act, 1934 stating why the document is a restricted document. Kangaroo Island Council has not issued any Section 65zy Certificates during 2001-2002.

Freedom of Information Request Forms should be addressed to:

Freedom of Information Officer, Kangaroo Island Council, PO Box 121, KINGSCOTE SA 5223

Applicants will be responded to as soon as possible within the statutory forty five days of Council receiving the properly completed, Freedom of Information Request Form, together with the applicable fees.

Amendment to Council Records

A member of the public may gain access to Council documents to make amendments covering their personal affairs by making a request under the Local Government Act. A member of the public may then request a correction to any information about themselves that is incomplete, incorrect, misleading or out of date.

To gain access to these Council records a member of the public must complete a Freedom of Information Request Form as indicated outlining the records he/she wishes to inspect.