Access to Information
In the biggest change to freedom of information in New South Wales in 20 years, the new Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) will replace the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (NSW) from 1 July 2010.
The new right to information laws promote openness, accountability and transparency and will make government agencies more proactive in providing information to the public.
New South Wales' inaugural Office of the Information Commissioner, is working with State and local government agencies to assist them to prepare for the introduction of these reforms.
The OIC website features a comprehensive library of information, advice, templates and presentations to assist agencies and members of the public in understanding and preparing for the new right to information system.
The website is designed to support both those seeking information and those providing the information. As the work of the OIC progresses, the site will also provide regular updates on activities such as training, reviews conducted, complaints lodged, and decisions made.
The OIC can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or free call 1800 INFOCOM (1800 463 626) to register for future email alerts or to lodge a question, request or suggestion. Alternatively, you may wish to visit their new office at Level 11, 1 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.
What information can I access?
Namoi CMA’s policy is to be transparent and accessible and the public has a right to access most information held by Namoi CMA as long as it does not infringe privacy laws or other laws or may be detrimental to any person or the environment.
For example Namoi CMA would consider witholding certain parts of information if it identified the location of a threatened species habitat.
In most cases Namoi CMA publishes its knowledge products/documents on the website, if not in total, in summary or in lists. To view this list of documents held by Namoi CMA click here.
If you would like access to a document or information that is named in a list of documents, which is not available on our website please contact our Right to Information Officer, Anne Ferguson in the Gunnedah Office (02) 6742 9220 or email email@example.com
Summary of what Namoi CMA does
The primary responsibility of Namoi CMA is to guide the future direction for natural resource management in the Catchment by identifying achievable targets and milestones for implementation of on-ground works in line with the Namoi Catchment Action Plan.
This is achieved by the delivery of investment plans which identify achievable targets and milestones for implementation of on-ground works.
Namoi CMA will continue to build committed partnerships with all stakeholders to ensure these milestones are achieved.
The contact details for staff and Board members and the organisational chart and formal structure of Namoi CMA are found on the website under About Us.
Effect of functions on members of the public
Categories of documents held by Namoi CMA