Open access information

Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009

On 1 July 2010 the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) came into effect, replacing the former Freedom of Information Act.

The GIPA Act:

  • creates new rights to information that are designed to meet community expectations of more open and transparent government
  • encourages government agencies to proactively release government information.

You can find out more about the Act, your right to information and the ways you can access NSW government information, on the Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) website at 

Accessing Council's information

Kempsey Shire Council publishes a range of information under the GIPA Act. Follow these links to find out more about our policies, our agency's publication guide, a disclosure log of information applications, and our register of government contracts: