In accordance with Council's Code of Practice for Access to Council Meetings, Council Committees & Council Documents and Section 188 of the Local Government Act 1999, the following policies, codes and registers are available through Council's Service Centres for inspection and/or purchase by the public (for a fee as set out in Council’s Fees & Charges Policy). Many of these can also be accessed on Council's website at no charge.
A link to the application form for purchase of the above documents is available below:
Requests to access Council and Council Committee documents not listed above can be made under the Freedom of Information Act 1991.
Freedom of Information (FOI) applications should be submitted using the correct application form and be as specific as possible to enable the correct documents to be identified. Application forms are available from the State Records website: http://www.archives.sa.gov.au/files/forms_foi_request_for_access.pdf.
An application fee (in accordance with Council’s Fees & Charges Policy) must accompany the application. Applications under this legislation will be dealt with as soon as practicable (and in any case, within 30 days) after receipt.
The State Records website also has detailed information on the FOI process: http://www.archives.sa.gov.au/foi/index.html
For further information on FOI Applications, you can contact Council's FOI Officer by contacting Council's Customer Service Centre.
FOI requests should be addressed to:
Freedom of Information Officer
Adelaide Hills Council
P O Box 44
WOODSIDE SA 5244
This information statement is published by the Adelaide Hills Council in accordance with the requirements of Sections 9 of the Freedom of Information Act 1991. The information contained herein will be reviewed and updated annually.
In 1997 the District Councils of East Torrens, Gumeracha, Onkaparinga and Stirling amalgamated to form the Adelaide Hills Council. As not all properties in the Council area have comprehensive records available, you should first contact Council's Customer Service Centre and request to speak to a Records Officer who can help determine what might be available for your property, before you make a formal application.
To make a formal application, you will need to complete the application form and pay the required fee - this form and a facts sheet are available by clicking here.
As most records are kept in off-site storage, retrieval may take up to 10 working days. A Records Officer will contact you when they are available for viewing. Once retrieved, plans and reports will be made avaliable to veiw at 28 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside, by appointment during normal business hours (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).
If you require copies of plans and reports (in paper or electronic format), copyright release may be required from the copyright owner. Records Officers will advise you if this is the case and how this may affect the timeframe for providing the information.
For further information on copyright, visit the Australian Copyright Council website: http://www.copyright.org.au/
For further information on any of the above, please contact Council's Customer Service Centre and request to speak to a Records Officer.