Public Registers

Register of Government Contracts

Council’s register of   government contracts provides information about contracts to which Council is a party that have (or are likely to have) a value of $150,000 or more.

Land Register

The Local Government Act 1993 (section 53) stipulates that councils keep a register of all land vested in its control and to make this information available to members of the public.  This includes Community, Operational and Crown land under the Council’s care, control and management.  

Council’s land register maps identify all land vested in Council or under Council’s control.

  • Council's full Land Register in tabular format -  Land Register (pdf)

These registers are current at March 2017.

Register of Investments

Council invests its temporary surplus funds in accordance with Council’s Investment Policy, Investment Strategy and State Government requirements. Council provides a monthly report of its investments to Council, which attaches Council’s register of investments.

  1. 23 May 2017 - Item 52
  2. 26 April 2017 - Item 37
  3. 28 March 2017 - Item 21
  4. 28 February 2017 - Item 5
  5. 14 February 2017 - Item 2
  6. 24 January 2017 - no report
  7. 13,19 and 20 December 2016 - no reports
  8. 22 November 2016 - Item 94
  9. 25 October 2016 - Item 87
  10. 27 September 2016 - Item 80
  11. 23 August 2016 - Item 75
  12. 26 July 2016 - Item 68
  13. 28 June 2016 - Item 51
  14. 24 May 2016 - Item 48
  15. 26 April 2016 - Item 35
  16. 22 March 2016 - Item 22
  17. 23 February - Item 3
  18. January 2016 - no report
  19. 1 and 8 December 2015 - no report

Register of Delegations

Council’s register of delegations is the formal instrument used to delegate the authority to exercise Council’s functions to Council Officers.

If you require access to the register, please contact Council by completing a  request form or telephoning 02 4974 2000.

Register of graffiti removal work (Section 13 of the Graffiti Control Act 2008)

Council register of graffiti removal work records the graffiti removal work carried out by Council in accordance with the  Graffiti Control Act 2008 .

If you require access to the register, please contact Council by completing a  request form or telephoning 02 4974 2000.

Register of current declarations of disclosures of political donations (section 328A of the Local Government Act 1993)

To access information such as current donations and expenditure declarations lodged by Councillors with the Electoral Funding of NSW, please go to the  Election Funding Authority’s website or contact the Election Funding Authority on 1300 135 736.

Register of voting on planning matters (section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993)

Council’s   Register of voting on planning matters (pdf) records the names of the Councillors that vote for and against each planning decision of Council. A planning decision is a resolution of the Council or a committee of Council that determines a matter relating to a development application, an environmental planning instrument, a development control plan or a development contribution plan.

Returns of the interests of councillors, designated persons and delegates

In accordance with the Information Commissioner’s Guidelines for local councils on the disclosure of information contained in the returns disclosing the interests of councillors and designated persons developed under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW), the interest returns are publicly available for inspection free of charge at Council’s City Administration Centre, 282 King Street, Newcastle.

If you wish to inspect the interest returns, please contact Council on (02) 4974 2000 to arrange an appointment.