The CFA has forecast an Extreme fire danger rating and Total Fire Ban on Wednesday 28 February 2024 for the Central district (inc. the Macedon Ranges) and similar or higher ratings for several other parts of Victoria, with a combination of higher temperatures and changing winds expected.
Weather Warning - Wednesday 28 February 2024
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In accordance with the Local Government Act 2020 and our Public Transparency Policy(PDF, 407KB), a range of Council information (including documents) are to be made available to the public.
This includes documents, process information, and Council records. The policy gives effect to the public transparency principles, and outlines the kinds of information available in a range of formats. The policy also provides guidance on how informal and formal requests for information can be made.
For more information, contact the Governance unit on (03) 5422 0333 or via email@example.com
Under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, everyone has the right to ask for access to documents held by Council.
You have the right to:
You can apply for access to documents no older than 1 January 1989. However, if the documents are about your personal affairs, there is no time limit.
Not all documents are available but this should not deter you from asking for access as each document is assessed on its merits before a decision is made.
The Freedom of Information Act allows Council to refuse access to some documents including:
You may be refused access to an entire document or you may be given access to a document with some information deleted.
Before submitting an Freedom of Information (FOI) request, you're encouraged to contact Council's FOI Officer on (03) 5422 0333, as the information may already be publicly available without having to go through FOI.
If you still wish to make a request, you can complete the Freedom of Information Request application form(PDF, 264KB) / Freedom of Information application form(DOCX, 220KB), email firstname.lastname@example.org and pay the requisite application fee.
Some fees may not apply. Please submit a copy of your concession or health care card and we will let you know.
If we estimate that your charges may exceed $50, we may ask you if you wish to proceed and (if so) you will need to pay a deposit.
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We must issue our decision within 30 days of a valid application being received unless that period has been extended in accordance with the FOI Act.
Delays may occur if your application:
The FOI Act requires Council to consult with third parties about your request if the information contained in the relevant documents falls within certain exemptions. As part of the consultation process, your name and a brief description of your request may be provided to any person or body with whom we must consult.
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Under the Local Government Act 2020, personal interests returns are required to be lodged by Councillors, members of a delegated committee, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and “nominated officers” (Council staff nominated by the CEO.)
A personal interests return is a record of the private interests of a person in public office that helps improve probity. In particular, helping to ensure transparency and reducing conflicts of interest.