To make a request for a Council document under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, your request should be made in writing providing sufficient information to enable to the documents to be identified, and where possible including a date range of the documents requested. To make sure you include all the information we need to process your application, you can download a copy of the Freedom of Information: Request to Access Documents here.
The request must be accompanied by an application fee of $27.00 and forwarded to:
Freedom of Information Officer
Mount Alexander Shire Council
PO Box 185
CASTLEMAINE VIC 3450
The application fee is non refundable so it is important you are confident that Council has the documents that you are requesting. Also be aware that some Council information is freely available and you may find the information you require can be obtained without making a Freedom of Information request. You can check this by searching our website or calling Council’s Customer Service line on 5471 1700, explaining what you are looking for and asking for the appropriate Council business unit.
If the information you seek relates to a Planning Permit application, please contact the Planning Unit before lodging a request. Also be aware of copyright laws, Council cannot release development plans unless the owner of the plans (usually the architect) has authorised their release.
In accordance with legislation, Council will respond to your request within 45 days. Search and access charges allowable under the Act may apply to your request.