a copy of annual reports lodged by Manly Council as part of Crown Reserve Reporting System (CRRS); Manly Council is trustee of the Reserve Trust for land at Manly being LOT 7379 dp1164856

Bruce Kitson made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources did not have the information requested.

Dear Department of Industry,
I lodged a GIPA request on 27 August 2015.On 7 September I was advised that the information that I applied for is not held by the Department. Subsequent enquiries with the Crown Land Department revealed that following discussions with Manly Council, that Manly Council admitted that they had not lodged the annual returns despite the statutory obligation to do so. They had not been granted any dispensation by the Minister not to lodge these annual reports. The failure to do so was due too a change in the responsible officer in Manly Councilwithout a proper handover and the new responsible officer being unaware of the statutory requirement to lodge these annual returns.
Clearly this is outside of my control. Manly Council undertook to the Department of Crown Lands to lodge the missed annual returns. I am lodging another GIPA request as I was advised to do. I expect that this time around that Manly Council will be forced to comply with the statutory obligations imposed on them as trustee if the returns have not yet been lodged.

Yours faithfully,

Bruce Kitson

Freedom of Information, Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources

Dear Mr Kitson,

We refer to your email below of 30 September 2015 which came through to the Freedom of Information inbox of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (the department), a Commonwealth Government department.

Please be advised that the department does not have possession of the documents you have requested. We suggest that you may wish to lodge a request with the relevant New South Wales (NSW) state government department. As you are seeking documents regarding the Crown Reserve Reporting System (CRRS) the relevant NSW government department appears likely to be the Department of Primary Industries (see: http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/).

The department will not take further action in relation to your email below.

Kind regards,

FOI team
Legal Branch| Corporate Network
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Department of Industry, Innovation and Science | www.industry.gov.au

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