All documents relating to the proposed tram substation at 320 Reynard St, Pascoe Vale South

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Dear Moreland City Council,

I wish to request from Moreland City Council all documents, including meeting notes, planning, public acquisition overlay, campaign, advertising, community consultations, financial information, communications material between other government departments, any research data and community survey data, relating to the property at 320 Reynard St, Pascoe Vale South for the proposed tram substation project, please. The compulsory acquisition is said to have taken place on the 8th of October 2019. My request refers to all documents between May 2018 to current.

Yours faithfully,

Joe Deminsta

Info@Moreland, Moreland City Council

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FOI, Moreland City Council

Hello Joe, thank you for your FOI request. Information about Moreland Council's FOI process, including fees and charges is available at https://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/my-counc...

For an application to be considered valid, the application fee, or proof of concession for fee waiver must be provided and the request needs to be clear and in writing.

I am currently making enquiries within Council as to the documents we have regarding 320 Reynard Street, Pascoe Vale South. Would you please contact me on 9240 1290 to discuss your application.

Kind regards

Saskia Hunter
Governance and FOI Advisor

T +61 3 9240 1290
www.moreland.vic.gov.au

Moreland City Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people as the Traditional Custodians of the lands and
waterways in the area now known as Moreland. We pay respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging, as well as
to all First Nations communities who significantly contribute to the life of the area.

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Dear Moreland City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Moreland City Council's handling of my FOI request 'All documents relating to the proposed tram substation at 320 Reynard St, Pascoe Vale South'.

I have requested public information relating to a tram substation project proposed by the Moreland City Council and the Department of Transport. They require a fee for public information to be released when this should be publicly made available for members to see. Therefore, requesting a fee to valid the request should not be necessary see it is information about the project and not a request for personal information to be released. Transparency and honesty shall be present with such project and shall be already available to the public.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Joe Deminsta

FOI, Moreland City Council

Hello Joe, thank you for your email.

As per my previous message, would you please contact us via telephone or email at [email address] to discuss this matter further.

Kind regards

Saskia Hunter
Governance and FOI Advisor

T +61 3 9240 1290
www.moreland.vic.gov.au

Moreland City Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people as the Traditional Custodians of the lands and
waterways in the area now known as Moreland. We pay respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging, as well as
to all First Nations communities who significantly contribute to the life of the area.

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Dear Saskia,

I am unsure what needs to be discussed and prefer all communication to be in writing. The information I am requesting should be public information and is not concerning any personal information. Therefore, I ask that your office is transparent and is able to provide this information given that taxpayers' money are going into this project and I would presume that the public have a right to know about such information.

Yours sincerely,

Joe Deminsta

Dear Saski,

Please consider this as an informal or administrative request.

Yours sincerely,

Joe Deminsta

FOI, Moreland City Council

Hello Joe

Thank you for your email. I have confirmed that Council does not have any documents that are available outside of the FOI Act as an informal or administrative release. Council considers this matter resolved. Should you wish to submit a FOI, please contact us via email at [email address] or phone on 9240 1290.

Kind regards

Saskia Hunter
Governance and FOI Advisor

T +61 3 9240 1290
www.moreland.vic.gov.au

Moreland City Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people as the Traditional Custodians of the lands and
waterways in the area now known as Moreland. We pay respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging, as well as
to all First Nations communities who significantly contribute to the life of the area.

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Dear Moreland City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Moreland City Council's handling of my FOI request 'All documents relating to the proposed tram substation at 320 Reynard St, Pascoe Vale South'.

Please escalate this matter for internal review and I feel that this information should be available given the council use taxpayers' money to fund projects like these. Taxpayers have a right to transparency and knowledge about where these funds are used and how.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Joe Deminsta

FOI, Moreland City Council

Hello Joe. Thank you for your email.

You are making a request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) (FOI Act), however currently your request is not valid under section 17(4) of the FOI Act because:

• The terms of your request are not sufficiently clear; and
• Payment has not been received or proof of concession has not been provided.

This means we cannot start processing your request until you give us more information about your request.

For your request to be valid under section 17(4) of the FOI Act, it must provide enough information about the documents you asked for proper identification and payment of the application fee must be made, or proof of concession must be provided.

If the terms of a request are not sufficiently clear, it will not comply with section 17(4) of the FOI Act and we cannot process it. If you wish to proceed with your FOI request, please action what is required, as detailed above.

Please contact us on 9240 1290 or email us at [email address] to discuss within 21-days.

If we do not hear from you, we may close your request without processing it. If we close your request without processing it, you will need to make a new request.

Kind regards

Saskia Hunter
Governance and Freedom of Information Advisor | Moreland City Council
90 Bell Street, Coburg 3058 | Locked Bag 10, Moreland 3058
9240 1290 | [email address]

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Dear Moreland City Council,

I am not making a request under FOI but the request is for information which should be made readily available to the general public.

I do not ask for any information relating to individuals but solely information relating to the general planning and budgeting of such projects which relies on taxpayers' funding.

I believe it is only right to disclose such information for transparency and integrity purposes?

Yours faithfully,

Joe Deminsta

Saskia Hunter, Moreland City Council

Hello Joe

Thank you for your email. I have confirmed with Officers that Council does not have any documents that are available outside of the FOI Act as information or as informal or administrative release.

Council Officers have suggested that you contact the State Government of Victoria for the planning and budgeting documents associated with this project.

Kind regards

Saskia Hunter
Governance and FOI Advisor

www.moreland.vic.gov.au

Moreland City Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people as the Traditional Custodians of the lands and
waterways in the area now known as Moreland. We pay respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging, as well as
to all First Nations communities who significantly contribute to the life of the area.

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