The Freedom of Information Act 1991 serves to promote openness and transparency in governance and accountability of government agencies, including councils.
To achieve these objectives, it confers on members of the public a legally enforceable right to be given access to documents. The Act sets out the legislative requirements for how applications for access to information held by the Council are to be dealt with. Some documents may be exempt from public release under the provisions of the Act.
A person may request personal information held by Council to be released to them and may request amendments to documents if they are incomplete, incorrect, misleading or out of date.
Freedom of information applications should be submitted using the Freedom of information application form. To assist the City of Marion locate documents, it is helpful for applicants to be as specific as possible to enable the correct documents to be identified.
An application fee of $34.25 must accompany the freedom of information application form.