Right to information

The Right to Information Act 2009 commenced on 1 July 2010 and provides for greater access to information held by government bodies, including the Wellington Park Management Trust. However this doesn’t mean that you shall always have to fill out an application form!

The Act requires government departments to increase the public’s access to information by:

  • Authorising and encouraging greater routine and active disclosure of information;
  • Giving members of the public an enforceable right to information; and
  • Providing that access to information held is restricted in only limited circumstances as defined in the Act.

The Trust seeks to ensure that all available and up-to-date information is available via this website, however it is possible that you may have different or specialist information needs.

Please read the Right to Information guide to determine your information requirements. Have a look on this website, but if you cannot find what you want, or we do not show it on the website, then please contact the Manager in the first instance. We will seek to meet your information request where possible through this informal approach.

If, however, we feel that certain information should not be actively disclosed, then you are free to make an application for access to that information under the Right to Information Act. This requires you to submit an application form, and there is a fee of $38.75 (as at 1 July 2017), however you may also apply for the fee to be waived in certain circumstances.

Further information regarding the Right to Information Act and the release of information can be found on the Ombudsman Tasmania website.

Please contact the Manager if you require any further information.