Freedom of Information

What is Freedom of Information?

The Freedom of Information Act 1992 (The FOI Act) is an Act that provides the public access to documents held by the City of Kalamunda and to ensure that personal information held by the City is accurate, complete and up to date.

The FOI Act is designed to make State and Local Government agencies more open and accountable by:

  • Enabling the public to participate more effectively in governing the State.
  • Making the persons and bodies that are responsible for State and Local Government more accountable to the public.

The City of Kalamunda gives effect to the FOI Act in a way that:

  • Creates a general right of access to documents held by the City (subject to the sensitivities of the document, i.e. exemptions).
  • Allows access to documents to be obtained promptly and at the lowest reasonable cost.
  • Assists the public to ensure that personal information held by the City is accurate, complete, up to date and not misleading.
  • Ensures certain documents concerning government operations are made available to the public. Whenever possible, documents will be provided outside the FOI process.
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