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The Right to Information Act 2009 (PDF icon 1 MB) (RTI Act) commenced on 1 July 2009. The Department will make information available as released under the act that is of significant interest to the wider public. This information is identified in our disclosure log. The disclosure log contains information released since 1 July 2009 and does not identify all information released under Right to Information.

New obligations for departments and ministers following the commencement of Part 2 of the Right to Information and Integrity (Openness and Transparency) Amendment Act 2012 (PDF icon 342 KB) (the Amendment Act) are now in place.

The Act requires departments and ministers to include certain information in a disclosure log as soon as practicable after a valid access application is made, in particular, the details of the information being sought and the date the application was made valid.

If departments and ministers decide to give access to a document that does not contain personal information of the applicant, and the applicant accesses the document within the access period (40 business days), departments and ministers are required to also include in the disclosure log a copy of the document, the name of the applicant and if access to the document was sought for the benefit or use by an entity other than the applicant, the name of the other entity*.

If the applicant does not access the document within the access period, then the details of the document and information about the way in which the document may be accessed changes will be included in the disclosure log.

Our disclosure log will be maintained on the status of Right to Information access applications including:

  • departmental reference
  • the date the access application was made valid
  • a summary of the request for information.

After the documents have been accessed, the following will be provided:

  • the name of the applicant
  • a copy of the documents for release.

Once the applicant has accessed their documents, the applicant's name will be placed on the disclosure log and a copy of the documents, with the removal of any information that:

  • may be defamatory
  • its publication may be prevented by law
  • it is of a confidential nature communicated in confidence or protected from disclosure under a contract
  • it would, if included in a disclosure log, unreasonably invade an individual's privacy or cause substantial harm to an entity.

If you are experiencing difficulty accessing the Department's documents for release, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact 07 3452 6949.

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RTI reference Date of valid application Description of information Name of applicant / entity Status
RTIP1516-061 21 March 2016 All correspondence received from Brisbane City Council (BCC), Logan City Council (LCC) & any other material received in relationship the approval or objection to this matter proceeding. (This matter is in relationship to our proposal for properties currently in BCC to be changed to LCC due to services etc.)

Any documents that give information for the reasons why the proposal did not proceed and any documents in support of the proposal.

Date Range: 1 June 2015 to 21 March 2016.
Not yet released Currently being processed
RTIP1516-060 MIN 17 March 2016 All documents, including emails (and attachments) and internal memos that refer to or mention the Member for Cairns or Rob Pyne. This should include incoming, outgoing and internal documents within the ministerial office. Not yet released Currently being processed
RTIP1516-059 MIN 14 March 2016 All communications, financial assessments, and asset registers between the Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and its predecessors, the local government authorities of Noosa Shire Council and Sunshine Coast Council and other external parties relating to a proposed review of the boundary between the two council areas and any views on such a proposal.

Date Range: 1 January 2015 to 8 March 2016.
Not yet released Currently being processed
RTIP1516-058 14 March 2016
  1. A copy of the submission made on the SEQ Regional Plan 2005-2026 relating to land at Mudjimba.
  2. A copy of the meeting minutes between the Department and Maroochy Shire Council (now Sunshine Coast Council) where the SEQ Regional Plan 2005-2026 and each submission made on the draft was discussed.
Date range: 1 October 2004 to 30 June 2005.
Not yet released Currently being processed
RTIP1516-057 11 March 2016 Documents relating to Wellcamp Airport development application. Not yet released Currently being processed
RTIP1516-054 14 March 2016 All communications, financial assessments, and asset registers between the Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and its predecessors, the local government authorities of Noosa Shire Council and Sunshine Coast Council and other external parties relating to a proposed review of the boundary between the two council areas and any views on such a proposal.

Excluding:
  1. Cabinet and Parliamentary material
  2. Incoming Minister's briefing notes
  3. Any correspondence to or from EDV
  4. Any correspondence from private members of the community.
Date Range: 1 January 2015 to 8 March 2016.
Not yet released Currently being processed
RTIP1516-052 8 February 2016 Toowoomba Regional Council Strategic Long Term Asset Management Plan as required under Section 74 and 104 of the Local Government Act 2009 and Section 57 and 168 of Local Government Regulations 2012 and Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Financial Management (Sustainability) Guideline 2013. Name withheld No documents located
RTIP1516-051 25 January 2016 Documents relating to economic and financial modelling and cost-benefit analysis related to the medium and long-term future of the NSI economy and community following the cessation of mining operations in 2019 and any consideration and/or decision made by the department or the Minister as a result of such modelling and/or analysis.

Such documents should include any impact on:
  • Discretionary spending;
  • Employment;
  • Small business;
  • Mine suppliers;
  • Housing market and prices;
  • Infrastructure (energy, roads, water, transport (ferry), education;
  • Movement of existing population from NSI;
  • Potential for future private sector investment.
Date Range: 1 June 2014 - 25 January 2016.
Not yet released Currently being processed
RTIP1516-050 15 January 2016 Documents relating to proposed changes to the Sunshine Coast Council Local Planning Scheme 2014 with regards to all 'place of worship applications'.

Date Range: 1 October 2015 to 31 December 2015.
Not yet released Currently being processed
RTIP1516-049 13 January 2016 Independent consultant report from Lockyer Valley Regional Council. Name withheld Application withdrawn
RTIP1516-048 5 January 2016 All leases, rental agreements and or licence agreements between EDQ & Gateway Airport Parking relating to the area of land consisting of 15,500 square meters on the corner of Barcham Street & MacArthur Ave Hamilton which forms part of Lot 13 SP 214221.

Date Range: 1 July 2015 to 5 January 2016.
Not yet released Currently being processed
RTIP1516-041 2 December 2015 Documents submitted by Sunshine Coast Council (SRC) to the Minister responsible for Local Government and Planning regarding changes to SRC's Local Government Plan. Name withheld Currently being processed
RTIP1516-038 24 November 2015 All correspondence between the Deputy Premier, and her office staff, and Clive Palmer, and other representatives of Queensland Nickel and Waratah Coal, since February 13, along with any agendas or file notes of meetings between the same. Name withheld Currently being processed
RTIP1516-035 20 November 2015 Reply from Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) to the Acting Director-General's letter to TRC written on the 15 September 2015. The letter is dated 13 November 2015. Name withheld Currently being processed
RTIP1516-034 17 November 2015 All current and applicable decision notices and planning approvals issued over Lot 1 on RP736303 and Lot 1 on RP736304, and any other relevant development approvals issued in respect of Cairns Airport land, either whilst it was under the ownership of Far North Queensland Ports Corporation Ltd (t/a Ports North) or changes since becoming privately wondered by Cairns Airport Property Holdings Pty Ltd. Name withheld Currently being processed
RTIP1516-032 10 November 2015 All communications (emails, letters, and meeting notes) between Cockatoo Coal Limited (and its subsidiaries and representatives) and the State Government of Queensland between 1 September 2011 and 31 July 2012 regarding the use of the Theodore-Baralaba Road (also known as Middle Road) as a coal haul route. Name withheld No documents located1
RTIP1516-031 28 October 2015 All correspondence, emails, memos, letters, briefing notes and reports created between 1 July 2015 and 27 October 2015 that are held within the Office of the Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade and which relate to the Member for Cook and/or the Cook Electorate Office.

(This application was made to the Office of the Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade.)
Name withheld Transferred to Office of the Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade
RTIP1516-027 21 October 2015
  1. Documents revealing whether Minister Hinchliffe held meetings with the following representatives of Redlands City Council between 1 May 2009 and 28 July 2009:
    • Melva Hobson
    • Toni Bowler
    • Debra Henry
    • Craig Ogilvie.
  2. Documents revealing what was discussed at these meetings in relation to the Southeast Queensland Regional Plan (SEQRP) and any topics of a planning nature concerning the suburb of Thornlands.
Name withheld Application finalised

Documents for release - RTIP1516-027 (PDF icon 1.4 MB)
RTIP1516-023 15 October 2015 The Aurecon environmental report that was completed as part of the call in assessment for Cedar Woods development - Upper Kedron and referenced in the Ministerial Direction dated 1 September 2015. Huntsman Property Pty Ltd Application finalised

Documents for release - RTIP1516-023 (PDF icon 43.1 MB)
RTIP1516-022 15 October 2015 Letter dated 15 September 2015 from Office of Director General to the Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) seeking information on issues raised in a meeting on 14 July about TRC performance in rural areas. Name withheld Application finalised

Documents for release - RTIP1516-022 (PDF icon 780 KB)
RTIP1516-021 8 October 2015 Results from water tests undertaken at properties at 4 Carbine Court, Karalee and 13 Pharlap Parade, Karalee Name withheld Application withdrawn
RTIP1516-020 28 September 2015 Records of communications during the period 1 August 2015 to 25 September 2015 that relate to development application SPD-1114-013485 and were between any of the following entities:
  • Colin Beard;
  • Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning; and/or
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads.
Name withheld Application withdrawn
RTIP1516-019 17 September 2015 All correspondence between Dave Hanna (formerly of the Builders Labourers Federation (BLF) and Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union of Queensland (CFMEU)) and the Deputy Premier on any issue since the last election Name withheld Application refused (subscript 1)
RTIP1516-018 14 September 2015 All documents referred to as attachments to the Briefing Note for Clare Solar Farm, Clare determination of call in signed on 28 August 2015 (MBN15/1360), excluding:
  • Attachment 3; and
  • Attachment 8.
Not yet released Currently being processed
RTIP1516-016 31 August 2015 All documents detailing who the Minister was scheduled to meet as part of the business observers program at the Queensland Labor State Conference in August, including diary entries, correspondence with the party and correspondence with the observers. Name withheld Application transferred to Office of the Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade'
RTIP1516-014 26 August 2015 The GHD technical specialist report prepared in relation to a development application made by Pacific View Farm (Queensland) Pty Ltd that was called in and approved (subject to conditions) by the Deputy Premier. Pacific View Farm (Queensland) Pty Ltd Application finalised

Documents for release - RTIP1516-014 (PDF icon 27.9 MB)
RTIP1516-012 25 August 2015 All documents created between 23 April 2014 and 24 August 2015 concerning the investigation into the alleged inappropriate conduct by a Councillor. Country Focus Application withdrawn
RTIP1516-009 20 August 2015 Records relating to Kennedy Regiment Memorial Pool in Charters Towers. Name withheld Application withdrawn
RTIP1516-007 17 August 2015 The following documents relating to the call-in notice dated 27 July 2015 for a proposed solar farm at Clare:
  1. Request form dated 10 July 2015 to call in the development application; and
  2. Preliminary Assessment Report prepared in July 2015.
Wilmar Sugar Pty Ltd Application finalised

Documents for release - RTIP1516-007 (PDF icon 3.78 MB)
RTIP1516-003 21 July 2015 All documents created between 13 May 2014 and 21 July 2015 concerning alleged inappropriate conduct by a Councillor. Not yet released Currently being processed
RTIP1415-092 3 July 2015 Report and other information regarding the traffic lights at the intersection of Ellenborough St and East Darling Street at Ipswich Central. Name withheld Application withdrawn
RTIP1415-090 15 June 2015 Correspondence to or from executive level public servants in Department of Natural Resources and Mines, excluding communication with third parties (i.e. only within government communications), in relation to proposed or approved high value agriculture land clearing on Strathmore Station (2 approvals), Olive Vale Station and the Galea approval (SDA-0314-009010). Executive level means DG, DDG, Directors or Executive Directors in this or the previous government. Name withheld Application refused1
RTIP1415-088 2 June 2015
  1. All complaints made to the Department since 1 August 2013 regarding odours from the Narangba Industrial Estate; and
  2. Any Odour Impact Assessment included or associated with development applications made since 1 August 2013 in the suburbs of:
    • North Lakes
    • Deception Bay
    • Narangba
    • Dakabin
    • Kallangur
Not yet released Currently being processed
RTIP1415-085 22 May 2015 All documents provided by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) to the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (DSDIP) in the course of:
  • DSDIP's decision on SPD-1114-013485; and
  • communications between DSDIP and DTMR regarding Road Upgrade requirements on Development Approval MCU013-12/13.
Name withheld Application withdrawn
RTIP1415-082 19 May 2015
  1. All documents created between 1 November 2010 and 30 August 2011 relating to the construction of Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Convention Centre on Grey Street by Laing O'Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd on behalf of South Bank Corporation; and
  2. All documents created between 1 November 2010 and 30 August 2011 relating to:
    • the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Convention Centre on Grey Street; and
    • the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Not yet released Application Withdrawn
RTIP1415-079 7 May 2015
  1. Documents created between 1 March 2014 and 30 April 2015 (including emails) revealing all advice concerning noise permit conditions of the Mount Emerald Wind Farm approval that was received from:
    • the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection;
    • Queensland Health;
    • Urbis;
    • John Savery & Associates;
    • Cardno; and/or
    • any other consultants;
  2. Documents created between 20 November 2014 and 30 April 2015 (including emails) revealing:
    • advice received by the former Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning in relation to the Waubra Foundation's correspondence dated 20 November 2014 to the former Deputy Premier, Jeff Seeney; and
    • advice received by the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning in relation to Waubra Foundation's correspondence dated 23 April 2015 to Deputy Premier Jackie Trad.
  3. Documents created between 5 September 2014 and 26 April 2015 (excluding emails) which reveal recommendations or advice concerning noise permit conditions of the Mount Emerald Wind Farm approval, that was:
    • given by the former Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning to the former Deputy Premier, Jeff Seeney; or.
    • given by the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning to Deputy Premier Jackie Trad
Name withheld Application finalised

Documents for release - RTIP1415-079 (PDF icon 4.92 MB)
RTIP1415-076 10 April 2015 Documents revealing the number of regulated dogs living in Queensland, broken down by Council. Not yet released Application transferred to another agency
RTIP1415-074 8 April 2015 Documents created between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2014 relating to Expression of Interest on purchasing State Land Lot 218 on MCH4901 Lease D. Name withheld Application withdrawn
RTIP1415-071 5 March 2015 Documents concerning the approval process for granting a 'community infrastructure designation' to the haul road referred to as Goondicum Mine's Eastern Access Road. Name withheld Application finalised

Documents for release - RTIP1415-071 (PDF icon 10.8 MB)
RTIP1415-059 18 December 2014 Documents relating to the Peak Hill Quarry Lot 2 on RP 618088, Title Reference 30566223.

Date range: 1 January 1998 to 18 December 2014
Name withheld Application refused1
RTIP1415-037 21 October 2014 Budget and expenditures for State Emergency Services and Volunteer Coast Guard. Name withheld Application withdrawn
RTIP1415-036 16 October 2014 Copy of internal report produced by the Department on the debt situation of all Queensland local councils. Request a breakdown of each council's deficit for 2013-14 and outlook for 2014-15. Name withheld Application finalised1
RTIP1415-031 Min 13 October 2014 Emails and diary entries of the Office of the Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience.

Date range: 6 October 2014 to 9 October 2014

(This application was made to the Office of the Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience)
Name withheld Application withdrawn
RTIP1415-029 3 October 2014 Correspondence between Redland City Council and the Department of Local Government in File No MC14/1670. Raby Bay Ratepayer's Association Application finalised

Documents for release - RTIP1415-029 (PDF icon 1.1 MB)
RTIP1415-011 14 August 2014 Allegations made against a Councillor. Name withheld Application finalised2
RTIP1415-010 12 August 2014 All correspondence, agreements, conditions of use, or any other material that relates to the railway corridor at several properties. Name withheld Application withdrawn
RTIP1415-007 4 August 2014 All complaint letters to the Gladstone Regional Council regarding the relocation of a business. Name withheld Application withdrawn
RTIP1415-001 2 July 2014 Documents held by any section of DSDIP that is involved with fluoridation in any way, particularly the Qld Fluoridation Capital Assistance team and the Queensland Water Fluoridation Implementation Program team. Fluoride Action Network Australia Inc. Application finalised5
RTIP1314-129 3 June 2014 All records relating to dealings between Minister and Department with Indooroopilly Golf Club and with the Brisbane City Council.

Date range: 1 January 1946 to 31 December 1985
Name withheld No documents located1
RTIP1314-125 26 May 2014 Any claim application/submission relating to 'Bald Hills Road' and the Quantum of the Claim under NDRRA 2003 by Livingstone Shire Council.

Date range: 1 January 2003 to 31 January 2004
Glenda Mather Application finalised

Documents for release - RTIP1314-125 (PDF icon 12.4 MB)
RTIP1314-121 8 May 2014 Driving logs for the Minister's car with any references to trips to or from West End or South Brisbane in Brisbane.

Date range: 30 July 2013 to 3 Nov 2013

(This application was made to the Office of the Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience)
Name withheld No documents located1
RTIP1314-118 6 May 2014 Any correspondence to and from Premier Campbell Newman since 1 January 2014.

(This application was made to the Office of the Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience)
Alison Sandy / Seven Network Application finalised

Documents for release - RTIP1314-118 (PDF icon 3.5 MB)
RTIP1314-115 5 May 2014 Any documents, including reports, photos and CCTV, relating to dog bites, since 27 May 2012. Alison Sandy / Seven Network Application finalised

Documents for release - RTIP1314-115 (PDF icon 8.3 MB)
RTIP1314-086 13 March 2014 All documents relating to a Development Application at Coolum Beach. Name withheld No documents located1
RTIP1314-081 19 February 2014 Documents and submissions made in relation to a Tribunal hearing on November 2013. Name withheld Application finalised2
RTIP1314-078 20 January 2014 All documents between the Department(s) for Local Government, Infrastructure and Planning and Natural Resources (Mines DERM), (name withheld), Kolan Shire Council, Bundaberg Regional Council and any other third parties.

Date range: January 1996 to January 2014
Name withheld Application finalised1
RTIP1314-075 15 January 2014 Documents relating to a disaster declaration made by the Lockyer Valley Regional Council Local Disaster Management Group. Name withheld No documents located1
RTIP1314-073 17 December 2013 Documents produced since the election of the Newman Government containing any information about incidents or occasions of harassment and/or bullying and/or abusive behaviour, including swearing, involving the minister and/or ministerial staff and/or any other minister in contact with the office.

(This application was made to the Office of the Minister)
Name withheld No documents located1
RTIP1314-026 25 September 2013 Documents pertaining to the Sunshine Coast Regional Council in relation to it conducting commercial waste and recycling services and anti-competitive business behaviour. Rick Ralph / Waster Recycling Industry Association (QLD) Inc Application finalised

Documents for release - RTIP1314-026 (PDF icon 19.7 MB)
RTIP1314-010 8 August 2013 Documents relating to the development of a Greyhound track at Slacks Creek. Name withheld No documents located1
RTIP1314-006 15 July 2013 Correspondence regarding the de-amalgamation of the Tablelands Regional Council. Kuranda District Residents Group Application finalised

Documents for release - RTIP1314-006 (PDF icon 2.58 MB)
RTIP1314-002 5 July 2013 Documents containing information including analysis, assessment, evaluation and advice on the impact of a successful referendum on constitutional recognition of local government and whether State Governments will still be able to sack, suspend or discipline councils. Name withheld Application Withdrawn
RTI150 24 June 2013 Documentation in relation to a complaint alleging breach of trust lodged against a Councillor. Name withheld Application finalised

Documents for release - RTI150 (PDF icon 814 KB)
RTI138 14 May 2013 All documents in relation to s257 Delegation of local government powers of the Local Government Act 2009 were properly performed and properly processed in relation to Lockyer Valley Regional Council. Name withheld No documents located1
RTI137 14 May 2013 Review of Local Government Amalgamation Costs Funding Submissions Final Summary Report dated August 2009. Lake Macquarie City Council (NSW) Application finalised

Documents for release - RTI137 (PDF icon 4.3 MB)
RTI123 23 April 2013 All documents prepared or produced by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority relating to flooding in St George and all documents prepared by BMT WBM designers or CDM Smith Civil engineers.

Date range: 1 January 2010 to 24 April 2013
Name withheld No documents located1
RTI121 23 April 2013 All Ministerial Briefing Notes identified as urgent or requiring some action or detailing reports between the Director-General and Minister of Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience.

Date range: 1 January 2013 and 23 April 2013
The Courier Mail Application finalised

Documents for release - RTI121 (PDF icon 60.7 MB)
RTI118 5 April 2013 Documents relating to stamp duty, Fraser Coast Regional Council and Wide Bay Water Corporation including:
  • Emails to which a Councillor referred in the media report by the Fraser Coast Chronicle on 2 March 2013 relating to a $65 million stamp duty bill
  • Identity of the representative of the Department of Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience referred to in the media report.
Date range: 1 September 2012 to 5 April 2013
Name withheld Application finalised

Documents for release - RTI118 (PDF icon 1.45 MB)
RTI113 8 March 2013 Investigation by the former Acting Director-General of the former Department of Local Government during the Transport, Housing and Local Government Committee Estimates hearing on the 18 October 2012. Tim Mulherin / Office of the Leader of the Opposition Application finalised

Documents for release - RTI113 (PDF icon 4.15 MB)
RTI107 1 March 2013 All correspondence to or from or in relation to a consulting firm held in the Office of the Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience. Waratah Coal Pty Ltd Application finalised

Documents for release - RTI107 (PDF icon 6.9 MB)
RTI106 1 March 2013 Emails from the Department of Local Government to the Fraser Coast Regional Council relating to the council's attempt to wind up Wide Bay Water Corporation. Fraser Coast Chronicles Application finalised

Documents for release - RTI106 (PDF icon 890 KB)
RTI105 1 March 2013 Complaint documents relating to a Councillor. Name withheld Application finalised3

Where the released documents are not attached to the relevant entry, the below information will help you identify the Department's reason for not including the documents:

  1. No documents released, or pages would be blank after the removal of personal information.
  2. Documents not published due to privacy or confidentiality considerations.
  3. Documents contain information that could be defamatory.
  4. Documents not published due to copyright or contractual considerations, or prevents by law.
  5. Publication of documents may cause substantial harm to an entity.

If you have any questions about the disclosure log, please contact the Right to Information team on 07 3452 6949 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.