Access to Information

Access to Information

General information

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) details the obligations of agencies such as Council to provide access to certain information. The Act provides for Council to release information publicly on its website (called open access information); in response to a Special Access Request, an informal request for access or in response to a formal application for access. 

Find out more about your right to information and gaining access to information on the NSW Information and Privacy Commission website.

Copyright

Information in Council’s records subject to copyright.

If consent has been obtained from a copyright owner, or if it is a special access request, the information can be copied and released. Council will inform all applicants if information is subject to copyright. If an applicant still requires a hard copy of the information Council will then provide details of the copyright owner.

There may be certain circumstances where Council is not taken to have breached the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968. For example, Council is not taken to have breached copyright in a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work by anything done for the purposes of a judicial proceeding.

Information contained on Council's website subject to copyright.

Council has a copyright disclaimer on its website where information about development applications is readily available to view. Please ensure that you read this disclaimer before accessing this information. 

Access directions on Council records

There are some Council records that are subject to authorised access in accordance with Section 51 of the State Records Act 1998. These records include the following:

  • Early Access: Records available under the GIPA Act 2009 which include  publications, publicity and educational material in all formats.
  • Closed to Public Access: This includes staff records (including registers and history cards closed 50 years), building and development plans (drawings) of current building and services. Applies only to plans of existing buildings, showing existing internal layouts and services. 
  • Open to Public Access: All records not covered by Early Access authorisations or Closed to Public Access directions.

Requests for access

Council is required to make certain information publicly available. Where information is not publicly available you can submit a request to access the information.  Please have a read of our  Access to Information Factsheet for more information. 

1. Special access request

If you seek to access information which is closed to public access, you can apply for a Special Access Request. Applications for these requests should be lodged in writing on company letterhead providing specific details of the request. For more information about special access requests contact Council's Records Management Section on 4732 7777.

2. Development applications

Requests for information about development applications can be made by submitting an Informal Request for Access to Information Application Form. Please fill out this form and return it via email to

3. Informal request 

There are different kinds of applications that you can make, depending on the information that you require. If you would like to request information that is not available on Council’s website you will need to complete and lodge an Informal Request for Access to Information Application Form. There is no fee to lodge an application and have it assessed, however there may be a fee associated with printing hard copies of documents not protected by copyright provisions.

4. Formal request

Council also holds a lot of information that is not listed as open access information. The release of this information is generally restricted due to considerations such as commercial confidence, legal privilege, security concerns and protection of privacy. You can apply for access to this information by submitting a Formal Request for Access to Information Application Form. There is an application fee of $30 to lodge a request.

5. Open access information

Council is required to make certain information publicly available. This information is called open access information or mandatory release information. Council will provide access to certain information on this website:

6. Pecuniary Interest Register

Council as required maintains a Pecuniary Interest Register for councilors and designated persons. 

Your right to review 

You have 20 working days after the notice of a decision has been posted or emailed to you to ask for an internal review by the agency that made the decision - use our GIPA Internal Review application form. Find out more Information from the Privacy Commission NSW website. Find out more about your right to information and gaining access to NSW Government information at the NSW Information and Privacy Commission website.

Information Registers 

If you require these documents to be made accessible, please contact us 4732 7777

Disclosure Log

Penrith City Council’s Disclosure Log lists information provided by Council in response to Formal Access Applications under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. Penrith City Council’s Disclosure Log lists information provided by Council in response to Formal Access Applications under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. 

Applications that are likely to be of interest to members of the public are listed below. Only non-personal information is shown.

To request a copy of any information below, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 4732 7777. Please quote the reference number for the item you're interested in.

 Reference Decision Date Information Provided Year
899075013/02/2020All information relating to development applications relating to 1277-1283 Mamre Road, Kemps Creek2020
900508618/02/2020Injury – Kingsway Sporting FieldsInjury – Kingsway Sporting FieldsWork Orders, Risk Assessments, Run Sheets.2020
899996825/02/2020Injury - 12 Cox Avenue, PenrithInjury - 12 Cox Avenue, PenrithWork Orders, Initial Organise Repairs Email.2020
90341464/03/2020St Marys Town Centre Economic Development Strategy2020
90427041/04/2020All documents and correspondence in relation to DA14/1591 - 5 Lethbridge Street, Penrith2020
909655017/04/2020All information relating to development applications relating to 6 Forbes Street, Emu Plains.2020
906718217/04/2020Injury – Corner of Cosgrove Crescent and Morphett Street, Kingswood.Injury – Corner of Cosgrove Crescent and Morphett Street, Kingswood.Risk Assessments, Diary Entries, Injury Notification, Photos, Drainage Network Diagram.2020
914199110/06/2020All documents and correspondence in relation to Wallacia Hotel – 1590-1594 Mulgoa Road, Wallacia2020
 917885630/06/2020All documents and correspondence in relation to Tattersalls Centre & Hotel – 510-536 High Street, Penrith2020
91905216/07/2020All correspondence between Council and Applicant in relation to DA19/0158 - 18 Morris Street, St Marys.2020
918377010/07/2020

Injury – Mulgoa Road, Jamisontown between Blaikie Road and Glenbrook Street.

Footpath Policy, Inspections and Maintenance reports.
2020
922138811/08/2020

Injury- 243 Banks Drive, St Clair.

Risk Assessments, Diary Entries, Injury Notification, Photos, Drainage Network Diagram.
2020
924794618/08/2020All approvals, plans and associated documents in relation to 8 Holly Crescent, Jordan Springs2020
924560419/08/2020Photo Proof of Dog Roaming Lethbridge Street, Penrith2020
916426925/08/2020All documents and statements in relation to a dog attack on Coonawarra Drive, St Clair2020
925490426/08/2020All documents and statements in relation to a dog attack on Penrose Crescent, South Penrith2020
925154728/08/2020All documents in relation to the roadworks on the 10th of January 2017 at Victoria Road, Werrington.2020
925490502/09/2020Injury - Cosgrove Crescent and Morphett Street, Kingswood. All documents in relation to Storm water and maintenance.2020
924971804/09/2020Injury – Sunflower Drive.Injury – Sunflower Drive.All Reports, Inspection Records and Complaints in relation to the Footpath.2020
933161627/10/2020Injury – Footpath Greygums Oval footpath All documents in relation to concrete path.2020
93586055/11/2020Injury – Kingsway Sporting Fields Documentation between 01 June 2018 - 12 June 20192020
93592899/11/2020All documents in relation to 20-28 MacPherson Road, Londonderry2020
936943112/11/2020Several Documents in relation to 1A Dharug Close, Mulgoa2020
937411416/11/2020All documents relating to 13-15 Park Road Wallacia DA12/1129 - Wallacia Golf Course2020
937921419/11/2020Document Pertaining to the easement at the property 4 Parroo Close St Clair2020
938130719/11/2020All documents relating to DA20/0551 - 41-63 Cranebrook Road, Cranebrook 20202020
939884516/12/2020All documents in relation to an injury at Ransley Street, Penrith2020
945305701/02/2021Documents In relation to Section 10.7 Certificate – Asbestos matter – 12 Carson Lane, St Marys2021
943149808/02/2021Associated records for the unsolicited bid of 10 Charles Hackett Drive, St Marys2021
946091622/02/2021Quotes, Incident reports, correspondence and slip test reports for floor surface at Ripples St Marys2021
94793442/03/2021Complaint DC20/11702021
949631218/03/2021Injury – Footpath Greygums Oval footpath Injury – Footpath Greygums Oval footpath All documents in relation to injury.2021
953128612/04/2021All documents in relation to property 57 Hume Crescent, Werrington County2021
95355044/05/2021All documents in relation to a fall at Penrith Westfield's2021
958072511/05/2021Complaint DC20/09412021
956186313/05/2021Satellite images and documents in relation to DC21/00872021
956524417/05/2021Documents in relation to drainage at 29 Carnation Avenue, Claremont Meadows2021
958613425/05/2021Documents in relation to a fall at Judges Place Carpark Stairwell.2021
96914021/09/2021Documents in relation to Ron Mulock Oval, Thornton2021
959033016/09/2021Complaints made against 48 Sydney Street, St Marys2021
972256328/09/2021All documents in relation to 21 York Street Emu Plains2021
974119611/10/2021All documents in relation to an Oztag Injury at The Kingsway, Werrington2021
974762311/10/2021All documents in relation to 79-81 Mandalong Close, Orchard Hills.2021
976561026/10/2021All documents in relation to Dog Attack AC21/09542021
97860863/11/2021Complaint DC21/0812 - 82 Park Road, Wallacia2021
982005622/12/2021Documents in relation to DA20/0767 - 28-32 Somerset Street, Kingswood2021
99009079/02/2022All File Notes and Information sent to the previous owner 1 Tanderra Street Colyton. DC21/00712022
989504015/02/2022Documents in relation to the maintenance of the Nepean River Walk2022
P-305441-X8Y303/05/2022All documents in relation to dog attack - AC21/09012022
996768211/05/2022All documents in relation to injury caused by pothole at Revolutions Gym St Marys2022
953159311/05/2022Contour Plan of Jordan Springs East2022
P-310214-K4Z723/05/2022All documents in relation to an injury caused by the footpath at Trinity Drive, Cambridge Gardens2022
99093994/07/2022All Correspondence in relation to any future development of 39-43 Orth Street, 38-40 Orth Street, 1-5 Hargrave Street, 26 Somerset Street & 28-32 Somerset Street, Kingswood.2022
P-332715-D7L85/07/2022Additional information in relation to DA21/0362 - 41 Great Western Highway Emu Plains2022
P-334578-J4M8 &
P-344453-S3P9
26/07/2022Submission letters including all attachments and associated documents in relation to DA22/0326 - 28 Somerset Street, Kingswood2022
P-350498-L8P410/08/2022Plans, Permits, Approvals, Inspection Reports for 20 Barrallier Way & 30 Wills Glen, St Clair2022
P-374820-X2L913/10/2022Correspondence in relation to spillage, drainage and maintenance at Fitch Avenue2022
P-392931-Z8L02/11/2022All correspondence, file notes communication and documents between PCC and NSW Ombudsman and PCC and NSW Environment Protection Authority regarding 49 Luttrell Street Glenmore Park.2022
P-385289-R7V414/11/2022All documents in relation to fall on 16 August 2022 opposite Penrith Hotel located at 303 High Street Penrith. Requesting all documents in relation to the investigation and maintenance.2022
P-412773-N0X96/12/2022Incident 20 May 2020 at 34 Sunflower Drive Claremont Meadows. All Complaints, inspection reports, and works records, in relation to the footpath.2022
P-430309-H3N412/01/2023All documents in relation to installation of roundabout on Kings Hill Road, Orchard Hills commencing in approx 2020.2023
P-448004-N1H720/02/2023All compliance reports, and correspondence in respect to property Lot 6 DP 219851 86-112 Galvin Road Llandilo NSW.2023
P-449782-S5N022/02/2023All documents in relation to DC23/01152023
P-439827-L4M501/03/2023All documents in relation to an injury at Bringelly Road Kingswood2023
P-457284-Q5H022/03/2023All documents in relation to 1 Water Street, Wallacia2023
P-471796-F2R413/04/2023All complaints and concerns including images sent to Council regarding DC22/05472023
P-471438-D1N817/04/2023All Correspondence, file notes, communication and documents in relation to cases: P-449847-V8T9, P-436919-P9X6, P-414051-V4S7, SW23/01062023
P-489416-G2Q725/05/202327 - 29 John Street St Marys. All documents in relation to all Development applications2023
P-504276-D2D227/06/2023All documents in relation to 69a, 69 and 69-77 Homestead Road, Orchard Hills2023
P-513078-G7K812/07/2023All documents in relation to 1003 The Northern Road formerly known as R279 Richmond Road2023
P-526475-B8R014/08/2023Information on zoning for property 29 Heavey Street Werrington2023
P-540306-Y5W324/08/2023Information in relation to DC21/0874 - Tree Removal & Vegetation Clearing2023
P-536432-C7S530/08/2023All correspondence, file notes, communication and documents for 8 cases. P-500996-G0P2, P-533091-G5W0, P-526244-G9D0, P-519654-Q9G9, P-517167-K3X8, P-510190-J1W7, P-485672-Z6W4, P-453087-R8S82023
P-558259-S8K45/10/2023Whole building file in relation to 24 Hillview Avenue South Penrith2023
P-567257-N3P217/10/2023All documents in relation to an Injury outside Hertz Car Hire - Penrith2023
P-573543-M6D527/11/2023The following documents relating to the proposed shared path along Nepean Avenue, Penrith, linking to the Great River Walk (Shared Path):
(a) All agendas, minutes or business papers for any Council meetings regarding the approval of the Shared Path between 1 January 2020 and 1 October 2023.
(b) All approval documents including but not limited to any development consent or any Part 5 Determination relating to the Shared Path.
(c) All assessment documents relating to the Shared Path including but not limited to any Statement of Environment Effects or Review of Environmental Factors.
(d) All assessments relating to pedestrian and/or traffic risks on Nepean Avenue between 1 January 2020 and 1 October 2023.
2023
P-579797-J6S729/11/2023All documents in relation to 366 Hinxman Road, Castlereagh2023