The two types of official information requests are:
- Local Government Official Information and Meeting Act Requests (LGOIMA): These requests are governed by the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987. Under this act, everything we do is public information and our books have to be open and freely available.
- If you are not happy with the information provided under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act, you can complain to the Office of the Ombudsman.
- Privacy requests: These requests are governed by the Privacy Act 1993 and means that you have the right to request, view and correct any information we hold about you. If you are not happy with the outcome of your request, you can contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.
Once a request is made, Council must supply the information unless there is a reason for withholding it.
If you would like to make an official information request please fill out the form below.