Right to information

On 1 July 2010 the Government Information Public Access Act 2009 (GIPA Act) came into effect and replaced the former Freedom of Information Act 1989.

The GIPA Act encourages NSW government agencies to release more information, encouraging a more open and accountable system of government in NSW. The new system also makes it easier for individuals to access government and personal information from state and local agencies by creating new rights to information to meet community expectations.

Accessing our Agency's information

UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation publishes a range of Open Access information on this website. Please see links to the following:

UGDC Policy
UGDC Agency Information Guide 2016
GIPA Disclosure Log


How to Access information

Please search our website to see if the information you are seeking is already available online, or contact us and ask for the information. Certain historical information, such as past development application approvals may also be found on  the websites of the Department of Planning & Infrastructure or the City of Sydney.


Informal release of information

A person can make an informal request for access to information by any means, including in writing, by email or by making an oral request for access. Upon receipt of an informal request, the Development Corporation will undertake the necessary steps in accordance with the GIPA Act to determine whether it is appropriate to release the requested information in response to an informal access application.

No fee applies to the making of an informal request for access to government information.


Formal Applications

A formal access application under the GIPA Act must be in writing and accompanied by an application fee of $30. You can make an access application using an application form which is available on our website or by letter. Please describe as clearly and precisely as possible the information to which you are seeking access.

Please send access applications, including the application fee to: The Right to Information Officer.


We welcome your feedback and suggestions. If you require further information, please contact the Right to Information Officer.