Parklea Markets Development Approval Request

Thomas M made this Government Information (Public Access) request to Blacktown City Council

The request was refused by Blacktown City Council.

From: Thomas M


Dear Blacktown City Council,

Please provide details of any and all development applications in progress or made from 2014 to current as well as the approval status.

This is for the Parklea Markets site and surrounding carparks.

Thomas McCosker

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From: Blacktown Council
Blacktown City Council

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From: Prem Siwan
Blacktown City Council

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Hi Thomas


Upon payment of an hourly search and processing fee of $54, I will be able
to write up a list of approvals with details.


This payment can be made over the phone where Council calls you for your
credit card details. 


Please advise how you wish to proceed with your application. If you choose
to pay over the phone, I will organise customer services to give you a


Our ref:  GIPA 17/1766



Kind Regards




PO Box 63 I Blacktown NSW 2148

62 Flushcombe Road I Blacktown NSW 2148

T 02 9839 6422   F 02 9831 1961

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The applicant has not told Right to Know the status of this request and I have been asked to update the status.

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.

Note 3: The response of the council is very strange. It does not ask for a formal application under the GIPA Act; it just asks for money. I do not think that this is the correct approach to the law.

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