Woolgoolga Whale Trail Design and Financial arrangements

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Dear Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications,
I would like all details you have with Coffs Harbour City Council concerning the financing of and the proposed design of a Whale Trail to be located at Woolgoolga NSW.

Yours faithfully,

Ray Willing

FOI, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

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Good morning Ray,

 

Acknowledgement and notification of third party consultation – FOI 22-020
– Documents relating to Woolgoolga Whale Trail

 

I refer to your request received on 8 August 2021 by the Department of
Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Commutations (the
department) seeking access to:

 

all details you have with Coffs Harbour City Council concerning the
financing of and the proposed design of a Whale Trail to be located at
Woolgoolga NS.

 

While processing your request, the department has identified documents
containing the business and/or personal information of a person,
organisation or undertaking. In accordance with the FOI Act we are
required to consult with relevant third parties before making a decision
on the release of documents.

 

As such, please be advised that the processing time limit for your request
has been extended by 30 days in accordance with subsection 15(6) of the
FOI Act. The revised due date for a decision on access is on or before 7
October 2021.

 

Should you have any questions regarding the processing of your request,
please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone or email at
[1][email address].

 

Please quote FOI reference number FOI 22-020 for all further
correspondence relating to this request.

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Coordinator

Freedom of Information

Governance, Parliamentary and Integrity Branch

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GPO Box 594 Canberra, ACT 2601

 

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I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land on
which we meet, work and live.

I recognise and respect their continuing connection to the land, waters
and communities.

I pay my respects to Elders past and present and to all Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islanders.

 

 

 

 

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Good evening,

 

Please see attached access decision and documents for your FOI request
22-020.

 

We now consider this request finalised.

 

Regards,

 

FOI Coordinator

Freedom of Information

Governance, Parliamentary and Integrity Branch

Governance, Parliamentary and Communications Division

E: [Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications request email]

GPO Box 594 Canberra, ACT 2601

 

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and
Communications
CONNECTING AUSTRALIANS  •  ENRICHING COMMUNITIES  •  EMPOWERING REGIONS

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I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land on
which we meet, work and live.

I recognise and respect their continuing connection to the land, waters
and communities.

I pay my respects to Elders past and present and to all Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islanders.

 

 

 

UNOFFICIAL

 

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Dear Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications's handling of my FOI request 'Woolgoolga Whale Trail Design and Financial arrangements'.
There is understood to be more detailed financial reports, engineering reports and environmental reports on at least two options as far as pathways are concerned.
The financial, the design and design constraints, if any, should be transparent and made publicly available.

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/w...

Yours faithfully,

Ray Willing

FOI, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

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Dear Ray

 

Thank you for your email below and request for review of FOI 22-020.

 

The department has undertaken a review of this matter.  Please see
attached the FOI Internal Review decision and documents released to you
under FOI.

 

Kind regards

FOI Team

OFFICIAL

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Willing <[FOI #7669 email]>
Sent: Monday, 11 October 2021 7:10 AM
To: FOI <[email address]>
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Woolgoolga
Whale Trail Design and Financial arrangements

 

Dear Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and
Communications,

 

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews.

 

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of
Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications's
handling of my FOI request 'Woolgoolga Whale Trail Design and Financial
arrangements'.

There is understood to be more detailed financial reports, engineering
reports and environmental reports on at least two options as far as
pathways are concerned.

The financial, the design and design constraints, if any, should be
transparent and made publicly available.

 

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]

 

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this address:
[1]https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/w...

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Ray Willing

 

 

 

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Dear Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications's handling of my FOI request 'Woolgoolga Whale Trail Design and Financial arrangements'.
Document 3 in the material supplied relates.
There is a Coffs Council resolution of July 22 2021 addressed in an email to the Infrastructure Department at 3:58pm on 11 August 2021.
There should be plans for alternative paths for the Whale Trail, financial estimates and professionally undertaken environmental reports on the issues with all alternative routes.
We note that it is almost 4 months since Council made this important resolution.
Thank you for arranging to provide some of the information thus far.
Sincerely

Ray Willing

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/w...

Yours faithfully,

Ray Willing

FOI, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

OFFICIAL

Dear Ray

The Department provided you with an internal review decision (in which you were provided further information) on 10 November 2021.

There is no option in the FOI Act to conduct an internal review of an internal review decision. You will need to lodge a request with the Information Commissioner (OAIC) if you want that decision reviewed.

We note in relation to the email you refer to below (doc 3) that the Coffs Harbour City Council passed the resolution at a public Council meeting (as noted) in July 2021 and were working towards determining an appropriate course of action to address the resolution.

The Coffs Harbour City Council are a separate entity to the Department and you may wish to direct your enquiry as to the progress of the resolution to the Council.

Kind regards
FOI Team

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-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Willing <[FOI #7669 email]>
Sent: Tuesday, 16 November 2021 10:20 AM
To: FOI <[email address]>
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Woolgoolga Whale Trail Design and Financial arrangements

Dear Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications's handling of my FOI request 'Woolgoolga Whale Trail Design and Financial arrangements'.
Document 3 in the material supplied relates.
There is a Coffs Council resolution of July 22 2021 addressed in an email to the Infrastructure Department at 3:58pm on 11 August 2021.
There should be plans for alternative paths for the Whale Trail, financial estimates and professionally undertaken environmental reports on the issues with all alternative routes.
We note that it is almost 4 months since Council made this important resolution.
Thank you for arranging to provide some of the information thus far.
Sincerely

Ray Willing

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/w...

Yours faithfully,

Ray Willing

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for providing some of the information.
We will follow up to try to obtain some additional information from CHCC.

Yours sincerely,

Ray Willing