Local Government
Public excluded meetings
Transfer
Charging
Conditions
Delay
Due particularity
Extension
conditions
conditions on release
Council's obligations
due particularity
eligibility
eligible requester
Excluding public from meetings
Exclusion from meetings
exclusion of public
extension
Extension of time limits
form of request
Land Information Memoranda
local authority meetings
official information
proactive release
public exclusion
reasonable assistance
timing of request
transfer
workshops
Legislation:
Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987
Section 2
Section 6
Section 7
Section 10
Section 13
Section 17
Section 44
Section 48
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Language:
English

The purpose of this guide is to assist local government agencies in recognising and responding to requests for official information under the LGOIMA. The guide also addresses the requirements in Part 7 of the LGOIMA relating to conducting local government meetings.

The guide covers:

  • key principles and purposes of the LGOIMA
  • Is my agency subject to the LGOIMA?
  • What is official information?
  • Special categories of official information
  • What is not official information?
  • Who can make a LGOIMA request?
  • The form of a LGOIMA request
  • An agency's duty to assist
  • Processing requirements, including timeframes, transfers, extensions, urgency and consultation
  • Making a decision, including reasons for refusal, conditions and charging
  • Communicating the decision and releasing information
  • Publication of information
  • Good faith protection
  • Conducting meetings, including notification of meetings, availability of agendas and reports, and public access to meetings and minutes of meetings

The guide includes a checklist for processing LGOIMA requests, troubleshooting tips and template letters.

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