Food safety inspections for the years 2014, 2015, 2016

Nigel Gladstone made this Government Information (Public Access) request to Burwood Council

The request was refused by Burwood Council.

From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Local Council,

Can you please provide me with the number of food safety inspections carried out in your area annually, for the last three years?

How many warning were issued each year and how many fines each year?

What percentage of all food outlets did the council inspect each year?

Have any outlets been shut down for non-compliance and if so what for and how many?

What were the worst offences/biggest fines for each year?

Yours faithfully,

Nigel Gladstone

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Burwood Council

Dear Sir/Madam:
Burwood Council has received your email. It will be forwarded to the appropriate Council officer for attention. Should you require further information please contact Customer Service on 9911 9911.
Please do not reply to this e-mail.
Burwood Council
T: 02 9911 9911 ∙ F: 02 9911 9900 ∙ W: www.burwood.nsw.gov.au
Suite 1, Level 2, 1-17 Elsie Street, Burwood NSW 2134

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From: Janine Disbery
Burwood Council


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Dear Mr Gladstone

 

I refer to your recent request for information under the Government
Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

 

The requested information is provided by Council annually to the Food
Authority.

 

Should you wish to obtain this information your application is a Formal
Government Information (Public Access) request.  An application can be
determined once a $30.00 application fee is paid.  You may also be
required to pay a processing fee, at a rate of $30 per hour, for the time
spent dealing with your access application.

 

Should you wish to continue with this application, the advance payment of
$30.00 is required for your application to be determined.  If you decide
not to continue with this application, you would need to email me advising
of this fact.

 

Should you require any further information, please contact me on 9911
9868.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Janine Disbery

Governance Officer - Burwood Council

T: 02 9911 9868• F: 02 9911 9900 • W: [1]www.burwood.nsw.gov.au

Suite 1, Level 2, 1 – 17 Elsie Street, Burwood NSW 2134

PO Box 240, Burwood NSW 1805

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Janine Disbery,

Other NSW Councils including Mosman, Orange and others do not require a $30 fee for this information, is there a reason your council is different?

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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From: Pina Viney
Burwood Council


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Dear Mr Gladstone

 

I refer to your email of 28 October 2016.  Under the Government
Information (Public Access) Act 2009, Council may request this type of
Application where the information sought is of a sensitive nature that
requires careful weighing of the considerations in favour of and against
disclosure. 

 

Should you wish to continue with a Formal Application, the $30.00
application fee is payable prior to Council determining your Application. 
You may also be  required to pay a processing fee, at a rate of $30 per
hour, for the time spent dealing with your access application. The $30.00
Application Fee covers the first hour.

 

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to
contact Council's Governance Officer, Ms Janine Disbery on 9911 9868 or
via email [email address].

 

Regards

 

 

Pina Viney

Governance Co-ordinator

T: 02 9911 9910 • F: 02 9911 9900 • W: [1]www.burwood.nsw.gov.au

Suite 1, Level 2, 1 – 17 Elsie Street, Burwood NSW 2134

PO Box 240, Burwood NSW 1805

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Pina Viney,

This request is very simple as all the information I am asking for is contained in an annual report all councils provide to the NSW food Authority. The food authority send an email form each year and it is emailed back to them. Lane Cove council had it in their document management system but if you do not you can request it from the food authority and they will email it back to you.

The Food authority will not release the forms as it is third party information so I have to request it from all councils individually. I have already received this information from more than a dozen councils without the need for a GIPA or any paper work as it is an informal request.

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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From: Michelle de Valliere
Burwood Council


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Dear Mr Gladstone

 

I refer to your application under the Government Information (Public
Access) Act 2009 (“GIPA Act”) received by Council on 28 October 2016,
which has been referred to me as Council’s Public Officer.

 

I have considered the information and concur with the response provided to
you by the Governance Coordinator.  I am of the opinion that the
information you have requested is of a sensitive nature and as the
Governance Coordinator outlined, it requires careful weighing of the
considerations in favour of and against disclosure. 

 

Accordingly, your application is a Formal GIPA application, which requires
payment of a $30.00 application fee for determination.  You have 20
working days from the date of this email to apply for an internal review,
or 40 working days to apply for an external review.

 

Your review rights are summarised in the enclosed leaflet.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Council's Governance Officer, Ms
Janine Disbery on 9911 9868 or via email to
[1][email address]

 

On behalf of

Ian McCallum

Deputy General Manager,

Corporate, Governance & Community

 

Regards,

 

Michelle de Valliere

Personal Assistant to Deputy GM - Corporate, Governance & Community

T: 02 9911 9881 • F: 02 9911 9900 • W: [2]www.burwood.nsw.gov.au

Suite 1, Level 2, 1 – 17 Elsie Street, Burwood NSW 2134

PO Box 240, Burwood NSW 1805

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Michelle,

I am not paying $30 for this information and your council is the only one I have had this demand from.

This request is very simple as all the information I am asking for is contained in an annual report all councils provide to the NSW food Authority. The food authority send an email form each year and it is emailed back to them. Lane Cove council had it in their document management system but if you do not you can request it from the food authority and they will email it back to you. It was 10 minutes work for Lane Cove and that included asking the food authority for one year they did not habve in their system.

The Food authority will not release the forms as it is third party information so I have to request it from all councils individually. I have already received this information from several councils without the need for a GIPA or any paperwork as it is an informal request.

I hope you can come to the same conclusion more than 30 other councils have already reached, and release this public information for free.

If you decide against this can you please tell me how much time you assessed this request to take?

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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From: Janine Disbery
Burwood Council


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Dear Mr Gladstone

 

Please find attached a letter from Council’s Public Officer.

 

Kind regards

Janine

 

Janine Disbery

Governance Officer - Burwood Council

T: 02 9911 9868• F: 02 9911 9900 • W: [1]www.burwood.nsw.gov.au

Suite 1, Level 2, 1 – 17 Elsie Street, Burwood NSW 2134

PO Box 240, Burwood NSW 1805

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