Part A - Introduction
Why do we have an Information Guide?
As a local council, City of Newcastle (CN) is an ‘agency’ for the purposes of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (GIPA Act).
Under the GIPA Act, we publish this Information Guide to provide information about our structure and functions;
- The kinds of information we hold and make available to the community;
- How the community can access information held by CN; and
- How the community can participate in the formulation of our policies and exercise of functions.
We are committed to meeting the objectives of the GIPA Act and priorities of our Newcastle 2040:
4 Achieving Together
4.2 Trust and Transparency
4.2.1 Genuine engagement
4.2.2 Shared information and celebration of success
4.2.3 Trusted Customer Experience