The Right to Information is the Queensland Government's approach to giving the community greater access to information.
The Queensland Government has made a commitment to provide access to information held by the Government and local councils, unless on balance it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information.
New legislation replacing the Freedom of Information Act 1992 came into effect on 1 July 2009, namely;
Right to Information Act 2009
Right to Information Regulation 2009
Information Privacy Act 2009
Information Privacy Regulation 2009
The Right to Information aims to make more information available, provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community and provide appropriate protection for individual's privacy. Further information about whole of Government policy and the relevant legislation is available from www.rti.qld.gov.au
How do I access information?
You can check to see if the information you're looking for is already avaiable from:
Our publication scheme describes and categorises information routinely available. It has been developed to give the community greater access to information held by the Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council. All information and documents accessible via the publication scheme are provided free of charge.
Some of the documents on this site are currently only available in .pdf format. Should you be unable to read these documents please contact us. We will endeavour to meet all reasonable requests for an alternate hardcopy format of the document, including charging for costs incurred in producing copies where necessary.
Contact us if you have been unable to find what you are looking for on our website. We will determine if Council holds and can release the information.
Alternatively, it may be necessary to lodge an application under the RTI Act.
Our Disclosure Log provides information in response to non-personal information requests made under the Rights to Information Act 2009. At this time, the Disclosure Log does not contain any records.
Apply for information
If you are seeking access to information not limited to your own personal information that is not available in our Publication Scheme, Disclosure Log or by Administrative Access Schemes you should apply under the Right to Information Act 2009. For information on how to make an application for information, please refer to www.rti.qld.gov.au.
Applications can be lodged in person at the Council office or by post to:
Chief Executive Officer
Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council
C-/ Post Office
Hope Vale QLD 4895