Documents relating to flood/weather damage at Alexandria Landfill, St Peters in April 2015

Wendy Bacon made this Government Information (Public Access) request to Transport for NSW

The request was partially successful.

From: Wendy Bacon

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Dear Transport for NSW,
I request under the NSW GIPA act all documents or information in any form relating documents relating to flood/weather damage at Alexandria Landfill, St Peters in April 2015.

This includes all documents in possession of Roads and Maritime Services or other parts of Transport NSW.

I will deliver a postal order early this week to cover the application fee.

As this matter is urgent I would appreciate it if you could process this application as soon as possible

Yours faithfully,

Wendy Bacon

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From: Information
Transport for NSW

Hi Wendy,

Are you enquiring about the former Dial-A-Dump site that was acquired by the WestConnex Delivery Authority?

Could you please provide further information?

Regards,

Information, Corporate Policy and Investigations
Transport for NSW

T 02 8202 3768
Upper Ground, 18 Lee Street, Chippendale NSW 2008

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From: Wendy Bacon

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Dear Information,
Thanks for your response, Yes I am inquiring about the Dial a Dump site at Albert St St Peters. This is now known locally as the Alexandria Landfill Site and as far as I am aware is known as that to RMS.
Westconnex Delivery Authority took it over in December 2014 but it was later transferred to RMS and is currently in its possession.
I want all documents and records including information about or relating to any storm damage on site after a storm event in April 2015. Even if any such records were originally WDA records they would be included in RMS records for the site.

Yours sincerely,

Wendy Bacon

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Transport for NSW


Attachment credit card payments access applications 5323.pdf
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Hi Wendy,

You can request the information by lodging an Access Application under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 - http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/about/ac...

There is an application fee of $30, which you can pay by credit card, cheque or money order. Alternatively, you can make the payment at your local Motor Registry or Service NSW office, should you wish to lodge the application.

Regards,

Information, Corporate Policy and Investigations
Transport for NSW

T 02 8202 3768
Upper Ground, 18 Lee Street, Chippendale NSW 2008

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From: Wendy Bacon

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Dear Information,

I thought I was in fact applying under the GIPA Act for this information. I understand that the request will not be valid until I pay the $30 which I will do using that link. Can you confirm that I will then have completed a valid application and you will begin to process it.

Yours sincerely,

Wendy Bacon

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Transport for NSW

Hi Wendy,

Yes, once the application form and payment has been received, RMS will be able to proceed with your application.

We will also send you an acknowledgement letter to confirm.

Regards,

Information, Corporate Policy and Investigations
Transport for NSW

T 02 8202 3768
Upper Ground, 18 Lee Street, Chippendale NSW 2008

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Hi Wendy,

Can you please provide us with a postal address, as per the mandatory requirements of an Access Application under the GIPA Act?

Regards,

Information, Corporate Policy and Investigations
Transport for NSW

T 02 8202 3768
Upper Ground, 18 Lee Street, Chippendale NSW 2008

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From: Wendy Bacon

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Dear Information,
My address is 64 Gowrie Street Newtown 2042.
However this is the email to which I want to receive information.. Please confirm that you will respond to me including with the documents at this email. I assume you got my $30

Yours sincerely,

Wendy Bacon

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From: Information
Transport for NSW

Hi Wendy,

Yes, that is correct, we have received your credit card authority form of $30.

We will contact you via email as per your request and an acknowledgement to follow.

Regards,

Information, Corporate Policy and Investigations
Transport for NSW

T 02 8202 3768
Upper Ground, 18 Lee Street, Chippendale NSW 2008

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Dear Wendy,

 

Please find attached for a copy of your acknowledgement letter for your
Access Application with the Roads and Maritime Services.

 

I have also enclosed a copy of your review rights.

 

Regards,

 

Information, Corporate Policy and Investigations

Transport for NSW

 

T 02 8202 3768
Upper Ground, 18 Lee Street, Chippendale NSW 2008

  
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From: Wendy Bacon

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Dear accessapplications,

Thank you for the acknowledgement letter. I note that I may have missed the word 't' off event - I am looking for any records in relation to a storm or flood event in April 2015

Yours sincerely,

Wendy Bacon

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From: SECCOMBE Andrew

Dear Ms Bacon,

 

I am contacting you in relation to the application you submitted to Roads
& Maritime Services under the Government Information (Public Access) Act
2009 (GIPA Act). Your application reference is RWC-001006.

 

As I understand it, your current application terms are:

 

I am inquiring about the Dial a Dump site at Albert St, St Peters. This is
now known locally as the Alexandria Landfill Site and as far as I am aware
is known as that to RMS. WestConnex Delivery Authority took it over in
December 2014 but it was later transferred to RMS and is currently in its
possession. I want all documents and records including information about
or relating to any storm damage on site after a storm event in April 2015.
Even if any such records were originally WDA records they would be
included in RMS records for the site.

 

I note you have also specified:

 

‘all documents or information in any form relating documents relating to
flood/weather damage at Alexandria Landfill, St Peters in April 2015’.

 

For clarity, are you happy to revise your application terms to the
following:

 

I want all RMS documents and records in any form relating to any storm
damage on the Dial a Dump site at Albert St, St Peters (Alexandria
Landfill Site) after a storm event in April 2015.

 

Please confirm or amend these terms as swiftly as possible.

 

Regards,

 

Andy.

 

 

Andrew Seccombe
Senior Access and Compliance Officer
Information and Privacy | Strategy and Engagement
T 02 9563 8685
[1]www.rms.nsw.gov.au
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Roads and Maritime Services
33 James Craig Road Rozelle NSW 2039

 

 

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From: Wendy Bacon

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Dear SECCOMBE Andrew,
Thank you for your note

I want all documents and records in any form relating to any
damage on the old Dial a Dump site at Albert St, St Peters (Alexandria Landfill Site) otherwise known as the site for the St Peters Westconnex Interchange which occurred as a result of either a storm or flood event in April 2015. This includes any documents now held by RMS whether or not they were originally RMS documents.

I hope this is now clear. Let me know if requires further clarification.
Yours sincerely,

Wendy Bacon

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From: SECCOMBE Andrew


Attachment RWC 001006 Agency Extension Letter 11 4 2016.pdf
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Dear Ms Bacon,

My correspondence is attached in PDF format.

Regards,

Andy.

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From: Wendy Bacon

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Dear SECCOMBE Andrew,
Thank you for your letter.
Will I be notified of that nature of the third party. I would agree it advance to any personal addresses or personal phone numbers being deleted about communications with third parties

Yours sincerely,

Wendy Bacon

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From: SECCOMBE Andrew

Dear Ms Bacon,

We are consulting with third parties for records we have collated for your application.

Do you consent to providing those third parties with your name and organisation?

Please let me know as swiftly as possible.

Regards,

Andy.

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From: Wendy Bacon

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Dear SECCOMBE Andrew,
Can you explain to me under which section you would give the name of the applicant to the third party?
Is this part of the regular procedure used for GIPA consultations?

Who has requested this? Why would it be relevant for them to know?

Yours sincerely,

Wendy Bacon

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From: SECCOMBE Andrew


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Dear Ms Bacon,

SCOPE OF APPLICATION:

We are currently assessing documents that may fall within the scope of your application and require your assistance. We have located the following documents that relate to the more technical aspects of the work undertaken to the site.

Can you please advise which of the following you consider to be within the scope of your application:

• AECOM Site Inspection Report – St Peters Interchange Slope Failure
• AECOM Proposed Site Stabilisation Works - Concept Design St Peter Interchange (SPI)
• AECOM – WestConnex – St Peters Interchange (Geotechnical Desktop Study and Slope Risk Assessment
• Progress reports from July 2015, August 2015, September 2015 and October 2015 – only parts of these reports briefly refer to the progress of the stabilisation works

CONSULTATION:

Consultation with other parties is outlined in Section 54 of GIPA: www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_a....

RMS asks a GIPA applicant whether they wish that their name (and/or organisation) and reason for making a GIPA request is provided to a consult party. This is a standard procedure in all consultations (RMS includes the question regarding consent to this release on Page 2 of our application form under 'Consultation' - see attached).

There are a variety of considerations a business or person may want to review about a request for their information (see attached an IPC Fact Sheet that RMS sends to the consult parties).

A consult party has requested this information about the applicant. We do not identify consult parties to an applicant at this stage, however we may include those details in our final decision.

It is your choice whether you consent to RMS providing your name/organisation/reason to a third party during our consultation. Please confirm whether you do consent, or you do not.

Finally, in you previous email (11 March 2016), you stated:

'I would agree it advance to any personal addresses or personal phone numbers being deleted about communications with third parties'. Do you mean that the personal contact details of third parties are out of the scope of your application?

Please let me know as swiftly as possible regarding these issues.

Many thanks,

Andy.

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From: Wendy Bacon

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Dear SECCOMBE Andrew,

I am writing to inform you that I am applying for these documents as a retired journalist and that you can disclose my name. I am explaining that I am retired so that you understand that I am not earning money from my journalism but do it on a voluntary basis. .

I also wish to add that I require NO documents in the possession of the Environmental Defender's Office. So exclude any such documents from my request.

I assume I will get a schedule of documents.

I do require all the documents listed above.

.
Yours sincerely,

Wendy Bacon

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From: SECCOMBE Andrew


Attachment RWC 001006 Decision Bacon Right to Know Org.pdf
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Attachment IPC Your review rights under the GIPA Act July 2014.pdf
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Dear Ms Bacon 

 

I have attached the following documents in PDF format:

 

·       an 8 page Decision Letter

·       an 110 page Records Summary (Part A of Part Two)

·       a Review Rights Information Sheet.

 

I will also send you a second email with further records: (Part Two B) and
(Part One).

 

Regards,

 

Andy.

 

 

Andrew Seccombe
Senior Access and Compliance Officer
Information and Privacy | Customer Engagement and Planning
T 02 9563 8685
[1]www.rms.nsw.gov.au
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Roads and Maritime Services
33 James Craig Road Rozelle NSW 2039

 

 

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individual sender, and are not necessarily the views of Roads and Maritime
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Dear Ms Bacon,

 

I have attached two PDFs:

 

·       Part Two B

·       Part One (57 Pages)

 

Regards,

 

Andy.

 

Andrew Seccombe
Senior Access and Compliance Officer
Information and Privacy | Customer Engagement and Planning
T 02 9563 8685
[1]www.rms.nsw.gov.au
Every journey matters

 

Roads and Maritime Services
33 James Craig Road Rozelle NSW 2039

 

 

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legally privileged information. No confidentiality or privilege is waived
or lost by any mistaken transmission to you. Roads and Maritime Services
is not responsible for any unauthorised alterations to this email or
attachment to it. Views expressed in this message are those of the
individual sender, and are not necessarily the views of Roads and Maritime
Services. If you receive this email in error, please immediately delete it
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