The aim of the Draft Data Exchange Policy is to facilitate the collection of data and support a proactive release of Council data to our community.

There is an increasing need for local government to provide greater transparency to the community, and one way to do this is through the release and sharing of Council data. This Policy supports Council’s obligation under section 3(2) of the Freedom of Information Act for the proactive release of information.

Council expects to be doing a lot more in the space of sharing its data and wants to put in the right mechanisms to make it accessible and reduce any risks where possible.

How can you get involved?

Tell us below if there's anything missing from the Draft Policy and if you would like to make a formal submission to Council via a submitters meeting.

Privacy Statement

The information on this page is being collected and used by Council in the exercise of its powers and functions under legislation (including the Local Government Act from 2020) in order to achieve its purposes as provided in the legislation. Your personal information will only be disclosed outside Council with your consent, or where required or permitted by law. For instance, Council may disclose your personal information to its contractors, credit providers or professional advisors to assist Council to perform its functions. This information will not otherwise be disclosed without your consent or as required or permitted by law. The information will only be amended upon receipt of written instructions either from yourself or from parties authorised to act on your behalf. You have a right to access your personal information subject to some exceptions allowed by law. If you have any questions related to privacy, please contact Council's Privacy Officer on 1300 322 322.

Submission Information

Submitters should note that unless a submitter requests to the contrary, copies of submissions (including the submitters’ names and addresses) may also be included in the Council meeting agenda and minutes, which are a permanent public record, and which are published on Council’s website.