27 Jul 2018
Our ref: 19R-0161
Ms Norma Garrick
By email: email@example.com
Dear Ms Garrick,
Your application under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act)
On 27 July 2018 we received your application for the following information under the GIPA Act:
'Please provide documents in any form relating to any emissions or gas leaks
coming from the Rozelle Goods Yard from beginning of April to the end of May
Residents living adjacent to the Rozelle Goods Yard could smell extremely noxious
odours coming from the site after an area had been excavated in April 2017.'
Transport for NSW (TfNSW) receives and acknowledges applications for access to information
under the GIPA Act on behalf of the relevant transport agencies. Your application will be
processed by RMS.
The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) enables members of the public
to apply for access to government information.
However, an application under the GIPA Act is only valid if it:
is in writing, sent to or lodged at an office of the agency concerned;(b)
indicates that it is an access application made under the GIPA Act;
is accompanied by a fee of $30;
states a postal address as the address for correspondence in connection
with the application; and
includes such information as is reasonably necessary to enable the government
information applied for to be identified.
(Section 41 of the GIPA Act)
Unfortunately, your application is not valid because the information you seek cannot be identified
Transport for NSW
18 Lee Street, Chippendale NSW 2008 | PO Box K659, Haymarket NSW 1240 T
02 8202 2200 | F
02 8202 2494 | W
transport.nsw.gov.au | ABN 18 804 239 602
from the details provided in your request.
How to make your application valid
In order to make your application valid, please:
Provide additional details to enable the government information you seek to be
Additional information can be provided by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindly provide the additional information requested by 3 August 2018
, quoting reference number
What are your review rights?
If you disagree with my decision that your application is not valid, you may apply for this decision
to be reviewed by seeking:
an internal review by another officer of this agency, who is no less senior than
an external review by the NSW Information Commissioner; or
an external review by the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).
You have 20 working days from the date of this letter to apply for an internal review and 40
working days to apply for an external review by the NSW Information Commissioner or the NCAT.
I have enclosed a fact sheet that explains your right to seek review of decisions made under the
GIPA Act. Further information about the GIPA Act is also available by contacting the NSW
Information and Privacy Commission on 1800 472 679 or via www.ipc.nsw.gov.au.
Please do not hesitate to contact me by phone on (02) 8202 3768 if you have any questions
about this letter.
Manager, Information Access