Access to Public Documents
The Shire of Dowerin encouraged members of our community to keep up to date with Council policy's, projects and plans. Members of the public are entitled to have access to the majority of Council documents. Inspection of Council documents is generally free, although reasonable photocopying charges are payable if you want your own copy.
Section 12 of the Local Government Act 1993 specifies those documents that must be available free of charge for people to inspect at the Civic Centre during business hours. These documents include:
- Council Codes of Conduct, plans of management, strategic and operational policies and reports
- Registers and returns, such as Council's register of delegations, register of investments and returns about candidates campaign donations.
- Agendas, business papers and minutes from Council and Committee meetings (except for any parts of the meeting that were closed to the public)
- Planning and development documents, such as building and development applications, records of building certificates and approvals, leases and licenses for community land, and environmental planning instruments.
Access to documents other than those listed above may be possible please contact the Shire Administration staff for further information.
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