Tree Impact Assessment for Eastern Dandenong Ranges Trail

Malcolm Cinter made this Freedom of Information request to Cardinia Shire Council

The request was refused by Cardinia Shire Council.

From: Malcolm Cinter

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Dear Cardinia Shire Council,

I request the release of the Tree Impact Assessment Report for the Eastern Dandenong Ranges Trail.

Yours faithfully,
Malcolm Cinter

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From: Doug Evans
Cardinia Shire Council

Mr Cinter,
The Freedom of Information Act requires that an application fee of $28.40 accompanies a request for access.
Such a fee did not accompany your request. Accordingly, Council cannot process your request until you pay this fee.
You may care to visit the Council’s Freedom of Information page on our website to make such arrangements, https://www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/info/200...

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Doug Evans| Manager Governance | Cardinia Shire Council
Phone: +61 3 5945 4216 | Web: www.cardinia.vic.gov.au
PO Box 7 Pakenham 3810 | Customer Service: 1300 787 624
   
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From: Malcolm Cinter

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Dear Doug Evans,

Thank you for your response on March 05, 2018.

My request is for a document that I believe meets the Freedom of Information Commissioners non-levied application charge:
"In accordance with the Act, charges ... shall not be made if the applicant’s intended use is of general public interest or benefit..."

I suggest my application meets this in the following ways;
- My application is made through the non-for-profit righttoknow.org.au
- My application, and your response, are publicly viewable
- The requested documents existence, or lack thereof, is of public interest

I thank you again for your time, and look forward to your response.

Yours sincerely,

Malcolm Cinter

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From: Doug Evans
Cardinia Shire Council

Mr Cinter,

There is no provision for an application fee to be waived, other than by means of financial hardship.

The provision to which you refer is contained in Section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act and that section refers to charges detailed in the Freedom of Information (Access Charges) Regulations such as search time, photocopying charges and supervision charges being waived, not the application fee.
As mentioned in my previous email, Council cannot process your request until you pay the application fee of $28.40.

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Doug Evans| Manager Governance | Cardinia Shire Council
Phone: +61 3 5945 4216 | Web: www.cardinia.vic.gov.au
PO Box 7 Pakenham 3810 | Customer Service: 1300 787 624
   
We value: Teamwork | Respect | Accountability | Communication | Customer focus

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