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Our Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) policy

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) came into effect on January 1 2005, to coincide with the Freedom of Information Act. They extend the public's right to environmental information.

We support the regulations' key objectives of increasing openness, accountability and transparency in the public sector. We recognise that the promotion of greater openness and increased transparency in relation to Council decision making will build public trust and confidence in local government.

View our full Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) policy

Make an Environmental Information request

If you wish to make an Environmental Information request, please use our online Freedom of Information request form:

Submit an Environmental Information request

How we respond to requests

The Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) give you the right to access environmental information that we hold.

We will respond to requests for environmental information within 20 working days.

You have a right to be informed if we hold the information you have requested. If we do hold the relevant information, we will provide it to you (subject to certain exemptions).