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  • Cessnock paves the way for local roads across the country
    Councils across Australia backed Cessnock City Council’s motion at the National General Assembly of Local Government, urging the Federal Government to step in and address growing local infrastructure backlogs, while as the same time generating work creating national economic stimulus. 
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Open access information not released due to an overriding public interest against disclosure

Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act), when deciding whether or not to release information, government agencies must consider whether there is an overriding public interest against releasing the information.

For more information on how government agencies apply the public interest test when determining whether or not to release information, access a special fact sheet on this topic from the Office of the Information Commissioner website.

The table below includes information Cessnock City Council has decided not to release based on an overriding public interest against disclosure.

Open access information not released on the basis of an overriding public interest against disclosure
Reference Number Information / Topic Reasons for not disclosing information