Access to Government Information
Open Access Information
The Freedom of Information Act 2016 (the Act) drives cultural change for the proactive release of Government information, subject to the public interest. Part 4 of the Act introduces the Open Access Information Scheme.
See if the information you are seeking is on the Open Access Portal.
The Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) will be proactively releasing Government information as outlined in the Compliance Strategy (67KB) to achieve compliance under the Act, including under the Open Access Scheme. View the documents released under the Strategy.
Requesting Government Information
We can assist you to locate the information you are seeking. Please contact the EPSDD Information Management Team on 13 22 81 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2016 (the Act). The Information Management Team can assist you to make a request under the Act. Government information you are seeking may be disclosed under an informal request or in response to an access application.
To submit an access application, your request should be as specific as possible and include current contact details to enable us to respond to your request. We may refuse applications for information already publicly available.
Our Information Management Team coordinates the responses for access applications for matters in the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development portfolio – this includes the Suburban Land Agency and City Renewal Authority.
The personal information you supply in requesting Government information will be used for the purpose of processing your request and will be managed in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2014. Should you have any queries concerning the management of your personal information or seek to access/amend your personal information please contact the EPSDD Information Management Team.
You may submit an access application by email to email@example.com or by mail to:
FOI – Information Management Team
Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate
GPO Box 158
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Searching for Government Information
Government information is made publicly available on our websites, in our communications with the community and upon request.
See if the information you are seeking is on our websites or the websites listed under ‘Quick Links’ below:
- Suburban Land Agency
- City Renewal Authority
- Canberra Tracks
- City Plan
- Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
- Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment
- Asbestos Response Taskforce
Further information on the processing of access applications will be provided following receipt of an application (including processing times and any associated fees) or by contacting the EPSDD Information Management Team on 13 22 81 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.