All requests for access to Council documents under the FOI Act must be in writing (please see Application Form below), accompanied by the application fee and provide such information as is reasonably necessary to enable the documents to be identified. Before making an FOI request it is recommended that you speak with Council’s Freedom of Information Officer, Megan Kruger on (03) 5573 0425.
Requests must be for specific documents or a defined group of documents. Your request must include key details, such as a date-range for the documents you seek access to. Your request will be interpreted literally, so avoid phrases such as “all documents relating to” because it may result in you being charged for, and receiving, documents which you were not after. If your request is not clear, clarification will be sought by Council.
Applications can be email to Council’s FOI Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Locked Bag 685, Hamilton VIC 3300.