Alice Springs Town Council 2003/2004 Annual Report
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Alice Springs Town Council
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Alice Springs Town Council 2004/2005 Annual Report Page 26 5.2 Skilled, Committed and Professional Staff in a Supportive Environment Occupational Health & Safety Council continues to commit substantial resources into Occupational Heath and Safety (OH&S) by reviewing and continually updating policy, safe working procedures and Hazard & Risk Management programs. These strategies, along with the employees commitment to a safe working environment, have seen a continued downward trend in workplace injuries, incidents and Workcover claims. In August 2004 a new Training & OHS&W Coordinator position was created to develop and implement an OH&S Management System. It has been necessary O rg an is at io nwho proposes to purchase the land or any prospective mortgagee may apply to Council for a certificate under section 223 of the Local Government Act. The certificate either sets out the details of any rates, charges or other amounts due and payable to Council in relation to the land or certifies that no rates, charges or other amounts are then due or payable. It also give details of any notices or orders issued by Council for work to be carried out in relation to the land and of the amounts that may be recovered by it from the owner or occupier of the land for work done. Council charges a fee of $30 for this certificate. Accessing Council Information In cases where information sought is not publicly available or cannot be provided by way of a Section 223 certificate, any member of the public may request that information by completing and lodging with Council an Application to Access Council Information. This form is available from Councils office or may be downloaded from its website. A fee of $30 is charged for receiving this application. Councils Information Officer must make a decision within 30 days of application whether to grant access to the information sought or to refuse access to the information in whole or in part. If access is granted, a further processing fee may be charged in accordance with the Information Act depending on the nature and extent of the information sought. Photocopying fees may also be charged. A decision to refuse access may only be based on the ground that the information sought is exempt under the Act because to disclose it would be contrary to the public interest. A person aggrieved by a decision to refuse access may apply to Council for a review of the decision. In that case, Councils Director Corporate and Community Services must conduct a review within 30 days of application. If the person remains aggrieved after the review, he or she may make a complaint to the Information Commissioner. Accessing and Correcting Personal Information Any member of the public may access their personal information by completing and lodging with Council an Application for personal information. This form is available from Council or may be downloaded from its website. No fee is charged for receiving or processing an application to access personal information. If, after accessing their personal information, they consider that the information is wrong, incomplete or out-of-date, they may request that records containing information about them be corrected by completing and lodging with Council an Application to correct personal informtion. Councils Information Officer must make a decision within 30 days of application to agree to the request, refuse the request or make different corrections to those requested. A person aggrieved by the decision is entitled to request Council to take reasonable steps to associate with that information a statement by him or her that the information is incorrect. This form is also available from Councils office or may be downloaded from its website. Again, no fee is charged for receiving or processing an application to correct personal information. A detailed explanation of Councils procedures and requirements in relation to applications to access and correct information may be found in its publication Access to Council Information available at its office or website. Final meeting in Council Chamber Council held its 285th and final Ordinary Council meeting in the Todd Street Chamber on Monday 27 September 2004. The Council Chamber was demolished to make way for redevelopment works on the Civic Centre. Seven previous Elected Members joined the current Council at a function to mark this historic occasion. With Mayor Fran Kilgariff making a short speech at the start of the meeting to recognise the history of local governance at the site for almost quarter of a century. Since the final meeting in the Chamber, Council and Committee meetings have been held in the Civic Centre foyer until the new Chambers are complete.
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