Freedom of Information

The office of the Information Commissioner website states the following:

"The Western Australian Freedom of Information Act 1992 (the FOI Act) gives you the right to apply for access to documents held by State Public Sector agencies which includes: Government Departments; Local Authorities; Statutory Authorities and Ministers."

"Agencies are required to assist the public obtain access to documents at the lowest reasonable cost, and to ensure that personal information held is accurate, complete, up to date and not misleading. Your right to apply is not affected by any reasons you have for wishing to obtain access, or the agency’s belief as to what your reasons are for applying."

"The kinds of documents to which you may request access includes paper files, computer records, maps, plans, photographs, tape recordings, films, video tapes and electronically stored information."

Shire of Shark Bay, Freedom of Information Statement (July 2023) 

Access to information / documents may be granted to members of the community under the Freedom of Information Act 1992. The Shire of Shark Bay complies with the Freedom of Information Act 1992. An Information Statement is available along with application forms on the Council’s website. The statement is a guide on the Freedom of Information process and also lists the types of documents available outside of Freedom of Information. The Chief Executive Officer is the Shire’s Freedom of Information Coordinator. Any formal application information that is not already freely available at the Council may be made through the Freedom of Information Coordinator.