Your Right to Information

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA) came into place on July 1, 2010 - replacing the former Freedom of Information Act 1989 and Section 12(1) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The new law:

  • creates new rights to information that are designed to meet community expectations of more open and transparent government

  • encourages government agencies to proactively release government information.

You can find out more about your right to information and new ways to access NSW government information on the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) website at or by calling 1800 463 626 between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday. People with a hearing or speech impairment may call through the National Relay Service on 133 677

Accessing our Information

Central Tablelands Water is committed to being proactive in releasing information to the public, unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure. There will, of course, continue to be certain types of information that will be inappropriate to release.

If you are unable to locate the information you require on our website, please contact us

Please note - copies of documents provided are given for information purposes only and are provided by council to meet its requirements under relevant legislation. Copyright laws still apply to each document. The copyright-owner's consent is required if any part of the document is used for any other purpose.

Follow the links below to find:

Publication Guide (PDF) 688kb

Disclosure Log of information applications (PDF) 17kb

Details of Information not disclosed to the public (PDF) 18kb

Register of Contracts (PDF) 28kb

If you wish to apply to access information available under the act, download this application for access form, complete and return to Central Tablelands Water. All formal applications cost $35 to lodge and may be subject to additional fees for research time. However members of the community are encouraged to contact Central Tablelands Water before making an application, as it may be that the information you are seeking to find it already available.

Do you want to know more about the Act and your right to information?

The Office of the Information Commissioner has a range of frequently asked questions that may be of assistance.