The object of the Government Information (Public Access) Act, 2009 (GIPA Act) is to give members of the public an enforceable right to access government information and to encourage the proactive public release of information.
Access to government information is restricted only where there is an overriding public interest against disclosure.
How to access information from the NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee
- Search the NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee pages of this website, to see if it is already available.
- Check the Committee's GIPA Act Information Guide (PDF 142KB) to see what type of information is held by the Committee.
- Contact the Committee's Executive officer, Suzanne Chate on 02 9585 6940 and ask for the information.
The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee will decide whether the information:
- is open access, or 'mandatory release' information that is readily available
- should be made available as part of a 'proactive release' of information
- can be disclosed to you through 'informal release', for example where no third party personal information is involved
- requires a formal access application, for example because consultation with a third party is required.
If the information is open access, or `mandatory release', we will tell you where it is and how you can access it.
What information is already publicly available?
The reasons for listing a species, ecological community or key threatening process in the schedules of the Biodiversity Conservation Act, 2016 are contained in the preliminary determinations and final determinations. Preliminary determinations are placed on public exhibition for comment.
The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee and its predecessor, the NSW Scientific Committee, has reviewed the threat status of various species and publications arising from these reviews are available.