Right to Information

Right to Information

Through the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI), the Queensland Government has made a commitment to provide the community with greater access to information held by the Government and its agencies (including councils), unless on balance it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information.

Much of the information we hold about our services, activities and business operations is available through other areas of this website.  If you are looking for information about council we encourage you to look for it on our website first. For further information visit

About Information Privacy

The RTI Act is complemented by the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act), which provides a right to access and amend your personal information.

The primary object of the IP Act is to provide for:

  • The fair collection and handling in the public sector environment of personal information; and
  • A right of access to, and amendment of, personal information in the government’s possession or under the government’s control unless, on balance, it is contrary to the public interest to give the access or allow the information to be amended.

Access the Information Privacy Act 2009

Accessing our information 

It is the government’s intention that by proactively making information available, formal applications for information under the Right to Information Act will be made as a last resort. If you have been unable to find the information you are looking for on our website, please contact us and we will see if we can release it to you without the need to make a formal application.

Making an application

If you have not been able to find the information you are looking for through our Website or by requesting it from council staff, you may wish to make an application under the Right to Information Act 2009. This process provides a formal means of obtaining documents held by council, and should be used as a last resort.   

Right to Information Application Form

Disclosure Log

The Disclosure Log lists documents which have been released through previous applications for information under the RTI Act. Once released to the applicant, the Act allows documents which don't contain information contrary to the public interest to be made publicly available.

Application number date information requested
001 17 Jan 2011 Land subdivision being developed by Council within the township of Georgetown.
002 27 Jan 2011 Monthly financial reports and Council assets, in particular, referred to in Council minutes.
003 24 Sept 2015 Daily Water Testing of the Etheridge Swimming Pool located at Georgetown for the period 1 October 2013 to 28 February 2014.
004 15 July 2016
  1. Approvals for all/any structures on ML's 30209 / 30230
  2. Compliance with Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and/or Integrated Planning Act 1997
  3. Compliance with Etheridge Shire Planning Scheme - 28th October 2005
  4. All / any information relating to the operation of the mining operations on ML's
  5. ESC internal correspondence relating to ML's 30209 / 30230
  6. Records of road use and applications thereof for ML's 30209 / 30230
005 23 Aug 2016 All emails, letters, photos, videos, voice recordings, medical certificates, statutory declarations , notes, memos from 1 February 2016 to 22 August 2016 regarding a Dangerous Dog Declaration.

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