In order to enable the public to participate more effectively in governing the State and ensure accountability to the public, information held by the City of Karratha can be obtained by a member of the public by making an application in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (WA).
Information that is accessible via the Freedom of Information Act is in addition to the information obtainable via the Local Government Act 1995 (and its relevant accompanying Acts and regulations). People requiring information from the City of Karratha should first consider whether they could obtain the information simply upon request (e.g. if the information is already available via the website, or can be purchased or is available via the Local Government Act).
The City’s Information Statement provides some guidance on the information that is freely available to the public, information that is available for a fee, and information that may be accessible via the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. The Information Statement also details the FOI procedures, charges, deadlines, and review options that are available to those making Freedom of Information applications. Additionally, the requirements for making a valid FOI application are set out.
For help or more information please review the Information Statement and/or contact us and ask for the FOI Coordinator.