Freedom of Information

The Western Australian Freedom of Information Act 1992 (FOI Act 1992) gives applicants the right to apply for access to documents held by the Shire of Katanning. An applicant’s right to seek access cannot be affected by their reason for wishing to obtain access, and there is no need to demonstrate a reason.

The Shire is required:

  • to assist in making an application;
  • to assist in obtaining access to documents at a reasonable cost; and
  • to ensure that personal information captured in documents is accurate, complete, up-to-date and not misleading.

While the Act provides general right of access to documents, it also recognises some documents require a level of protection, specifically those documents that meet the exemption criteria in Schedule 1 of the FOI Act 1992, which includes (but is not limited to):

  • personal information that identifies a third party;
  • information concerning trade secrets; and
  • information of commercial value.

Download a copy of the Shire of Katanning's FOI Information Statement (includes application form).

Further information can be provided, between Mondays and Fridays (8.30am-4.30pm), by contacting the Freedom of Information (FOI) Coordinator via:

Phone: (08) 9821 9999