Interim report 1 on asbestos management

Lindsay Holmwood made this Government Information (Public Access) request to Blue Mountains City Council

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The request was refused by Blue Mountains City Council.

Lindsay Holmwood

Dear Blue Mountains City Council,

I am requesting a copy of “Interim Report 1 Asbestos Management at Lawson Carpark, Lawson Mechanics Institute and Lawson Depot February 2018”.

This report was commissioned by the council, and written by Mr Michael Tooma.

Yours faithfully,

Lindsay Holmwood

Adam Glen, Blue Mountains City Council

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Dear Lindsay


Thank you for your email.


You may apply for access to the document you have requested under the
Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (GIPA Act). The
relevant form is available from Council’s website at:
A $30 application fee must be paid and additional processing fees may also


If you do apply, please note there is no guarantee you will receive the
document you are seeking. The GIPA Act requires Council to consider the
public interest reasons for and against releasing information applied for.
Information is not released if Council decides there is an overriding
public interest against its disclosure.


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Wales is available from the NSW Information and Privacy Commission website
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Note 1: Mostly I classify a response like this one to say "clarification requested" because the agency has told the applicant that some more information (or money!) is needed before the request will be processed. With this request, I have put the response in the category of "refused" because it is some time since the agency responded and the applicant does not appear to have made a follow-up. It is possible that a follow-up has been made by the ordinary post or by private email but Right to Know has not heard anything about this. Even if the applicant did not follow-up agency questions, it does not mean that the agency will refuse the request when an application is made in the correct (required) manner.

Note 2: Although an application under the Freedom of Information Act 1983 of the Commonwealth of Australia does not require an application fee, this is not the case with applications in the states and territories of Australia. Then an applicant must usually pay a fee, or the request is not valid. Also, the Commonwealth agencies might demand payment of a fee to cover extra processing costs. If the fee is not paid, the request will not be processed.