Disclosure Log

Council's disclosure log records details about information that has already been released in response to a Formal Access Application and may be of interest to other members of the public.  This information can be accessed by contacting Council's Legal and Information Officer on 02 4974 2435 during business hours.

Council will update its disclosure log on a regular basis and in accordance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

Reference Number

Date of Decision

Information Requested

Type of release (full or partial)
10/002 03/08/2010

All documents relating to the state of the figtrees in Laman Street affected by the Pasha Bulker storm explaining why they were felled.

Full release
10/007 21/09/2010

Details of payment made to former Council staff associated with the 2009-2010 Sustainability Review process. Specifically details of amounts paid to staff who were retrenched or resigned during April 2009 - August 2010 (Although we are not seeking personal information, we require the overall amount paid to staff in the above period).

Full release
10/011 11/10/2010 Arborists reports leading to removal of Figs in Tyrell Street including commissions by Phil Hewett. Partial release



15/12/2010  Details of the total payments (redundancy packages and all entitlements) made to former council staff associated with organisational changes at City Of Newcastle.

Specifically details of the number of staff and the amounts paid to staff who left the organisation through redundancy, retrenchment, resignation or other reasons, during the period from September 2008 to November 2010.

Full release
11/008 05/05/2011 Any correspondence between the Department of Land or the Minister for Land and the City Of Newcastle regarding the Newcastle Bowling Club and the King Edward Headland Reserve (DA 10/1735 for 1 Ordnance Street, Newcastle). Full release
11/009 01/04/2011 Number of complaints made to Council's Office of the Internal Ombudsman for the calendar years 2009 and 2010. Application refused as Council does not have an Internal Ombudsman
11/041 06/02/2012

All emails correspondence between Council officers and/ or Councillors and all other documentation relating to Council’s internal Laman Street Project Control Group from commencement of the group to 21 October 2011.

Partial release
12/014 10/05/2012

Expression of interest letters: re purchase of Newcastle Council Parking Stations as going concern dated: 7 November 2011 and another letter received in January or February 2012.

Partial release
13/013 04/06/2013

'Refer to attachment (copy of Council's Community Newsletter (Autumn 2013) highlighted section 'external members of Council's audit committee and an external Financial Advisory Panel have advised there is significant risk to long term sustainability'.

We are requesting copies of the reports from these two bodies that indicate where they advise of the risk to long term sustainability.

Full release
14/018 15/11/2013 I request information in relation to the original source of funding for the purchase of each lot of land included in the subdivision DA 04/2841 (292 Wharf Road, Newcastle). Full release
14/018 05/12/2013 A copy of correspondence with Honeysuckle Development Corporation in relation to development of the site (292 Wharf Road, Newcastle) and proposed public domain landscaping for the site between January 2000 and May 2005. Full release
14/029 17/02/2014 City Of Newcastle flood data for 20yr, 50yr, 100yr and PMF flood event. Data format is required to Shapefile, Grip or Mapinfo. Access to the DEM employed by NCC to calculate flood surfaces is requested. Full Release
14/037 20/06/2014

Information in relation to the Newcastle Art Gallery:

(1) I refer to the Fact Checker - Q & A about Newcastle Art Gallery posted Wed 12 March 2014 which refers to 'other agencies' and 'relevant agencies'.  Can you please provide me with a list of all other agencies and relevant agencies the council is working with in relation to this matter?

(2) Provide a copy of the Pricewaterhouse Coopers legal report.

(3) Provide a copy of the independent investigators report.

(4) Provide a copy of all correspondence/ requests/ communications made by NCC (or its representatives) to ICAC, ATO, Commonwealth Governments Cultural Gift Program and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission regarding this matter.

(5) Provide a copy of all rulings/ findings/ communications issues by ICAC, ATO, Commonwealth Governments Cultural Gift Program and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission regarding this matter.

Partial release
16/003 11/09/2015 Any correspondence between Santos or any third party on behalf of Santos and Council or Council and NSW EPA since Nov 2011 to 20/7/2015 regarding waste, brine, water or salt disposal to Summerhill Waste Management Centre from their coal seam gas activities in NSW. Partial release