Draft Use of Confidential Information Policy

The proper use of Council information is a requirement for all Council officials under Council’s Codes of Conduct.

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (the ICAC) recommends that agencies (including councils) introduce policy and procedures for the management of confidential information. The purpose is to manage the risks of potential corrupt conduct by the release of confidential information to individuals not entitled to view it. The Use of Confidential Information Policy was first developed and adopted in 2008 by the Executive Management Committee as a management policy. It sits within the Codes of Conduct suite of policies, underpinning and supporting the requirements of the Codes and provides information and guidance in relation to the proper use of Council information.

You can view the Draft Use of Confidential Information Policy in the document library on this page.

This policy relates specifically to information classified as confidential. Council information that is not generally considered confidential is subject to the Public Access to Documents and Information Held by Council policy.

Council’s Codes of Conduct state that the release of any Council information must only be undertaken in accordance with established Council policies and procedures, and in compliance with relevant legislation. This policy forms part of the established policies and procedures framework.

Council at its meeting on 8 May 2017 resolved to place the draft Use of Confidential Information policy on public exhibition for a period of 28 days. Written submissions are invited from the public on the draft policy and can be made via the feedback form on this page. Alternatively, you can email submissions to records@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or post to:

The General Manager
Wollongong City Council
Locked Bag 8820
Wollongong DC NSW 2500

Please read Council's Privacy Notification before making a submission.

Council will accept submissions up to Monday 19 June 2017.

The proper use of Council information is a requirement for all Council officials under Council’s Codes of Conduct.

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (the ICAC) recommends that agencies (including councils) introduce policy and procedures for the management of confidential information. The purpose is to manage the risks of potential corrupt conduct by the release of confidential information to individuals not entitled to view it. The Use of Confidential Information Policy was first developed and adopted in 2008 by the Executive Management Committee as a management policy. It sits within the Codes of Conduct suite of policies, underpinning and supporting the requirements of the Codes and provides information and guidance in relation to the proper use of Council information.

You can view the Draft Use of Confidential Information Policy in the document library on this page.

This policy relates specifically to information classified as confidential. Council information that is not generally considered confidential is subject to the Public Access to Documents and Information Held by Council policy.

Council’s Codes of Conduct state that the release of any Council information must only be undertaken in accordance with established Council policies and procedures, and in compliance with relevant legislation. This policy forms part of the established policies and procedures framework.

Council at its meeting on 8 May 2017 resolved to place the draft Use of Confidential Information policy on public exhibition for a period of 28 days. Written submissions are invited from the public on the draft policy and can be made via the feedback form on this page. Alternatively, you can email submissions to records@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or post to:

The General Manager
Wollongong City Council
Locked Bag 8820
Wollongong DC NSW 2500

Please read Council's Privacy Notification before making a submission.

Council will accept submissions up to Monday 19 June 2017.