Public Documents

Bathurst Regional Council is required to provide access to the following Open Access information, free of charge, to members of the public in accordance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).

  • 2036 Community Strategic Plan
  • Code of Conduct 
  • Code of Conduct Complaints - Principles & Procedures  
  • Code of Conduct Procedures for the Administration of the Model
  • OLG Procedures for the Administration of the Model Code of Conduct
  • OLG Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils
  • Code of Meeting Practice
  • Annual Report
  • Annual Financial Statements and Auditors Report
  • 4 Year Delivery and Annual Operating Plan (Management Plan)
  • EEO Management Plan
  • State of the Environment Report
  • GIPA Act Publication Guide provides information on accessing Council documents 
  • Council's Policy Manual
  • Gifts and Benefits Policy concerning the payment of expenses incurred by, and the provision of facilities to Councillors.
  • Returns of the interests of Councillors, designated persons and delegates - this information can be viewed at the General Manager's Department.
  • Register of current donations and expenditure declarations lodged by Councillors with the Electoral Commission of NSW can be viewed at www.elections.nsw.gov.au
  • Register of Councillor voting on planning matters
  • Agendas and Business Papers for Council and Committee meetings (but not including business papers for matters considered when part of a meeting is closed to the public).
  • Minutes of Council and Committee meetings, but restricted (in the case of any part of a meeting that is closed to the public), to the resolutions and recommendations of the meeting. 
  • Any Codes referred to in this Act - this information can be viewed at the Corporate Services and Finance Department.  
  • Register of Delegations
  • Purchasing Manual
  • Bathurst Region Signage Strategy 2013
  • Privacy Management Plan
  • Reconciliation Action Plan 2015 - 2017
  • Annual Reports of bodies exercising delegated Council functions - this information is available in the Council's Annual Report.
  • Local Approvals - under Chapter 7 of the Local Government Act 1993, applications or approvals to erect a building, and associated documents can be viewed at the Environmental Planning and Building Services Department.
  • Land Register - this information can be viewed by contacting the GIS Section within the Corporate Services and Finance Department
  • Register of Investments - this information can be viewed each month at Item 1 of the Director of Corporate Services and Finance Report to the Ordinary Meeting of Council.
  • Returns of the interests of Councillors, designated persons and delegates - this information can be viewed at the General Manager's Department.
  • Development Applications (within the meaning of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979) including: applications that have not been determined, records of approvals granted, any variation from local policies with reasons for the variation, and decisions made on appeals concerning approvals can be viewed at the Environmental Planning and Building Services Department. 
  • Building Certificates are issued under Section 149(A) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The register of building certificates can be viewed at the Environmental Planning and Building Services Department. 
  • Local policies adopted by the Council concerning approvals and orders - this information can be viewed at the Environmental Planning and Building Services Department.
  • Plans of land proposed for compulsory acquisition by Council - this information can be viewed by contacting the Development and Traffic Engineer within the Engineering Services Department.
  • Leases and licences for use of public land classified as community land - this information can be viewed by contacting the Property Officer within the Corporate Services and Finance Department.
  • Plans of management for community land - this information can be viewed at the Engineering Services Department.
  • Environmental Planning Instruments, Development Control Plans and Plans made under Section 94AB of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 applying to land with in the Council's area - this information can be viewed at the Environmental Planning and Building Services Department.
  • Departmental representatives' reports presented at a meeting of the Council in accordance with Section 433 - this section is not applicable to Bathurst Regional Council.
  • Register of graffiti removal work kept in accordance with Section 67C - this register can be viewed by contacting the Maintenance Supervisor within the Engineering Services Department.

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