Take Action

Join Organisations

Connect with people working together to make a difference.

Write Letters

Email people of power to make sure your voice is heard.

Apply for GIPAs

Access government information of public interest.

Contact the Media

Get your message to the masses through the media.

Connect with an organisation

Hunter Concerned Citizens

Better Planning Network Inc.

Newcastle Inner City Residents Alliance (NICRA)

Save Albert Park

Environmental Defenders Office NSW (EDO NSW)

Friends of King Edward Park (FoKEP)

Crown Land Alliance

Total Environment Centre

National Trust Australia

Parks and Playgrounds Movement Inc.

National Trust – Heritage Region Committee

Write a letter or email

City of Newcastle

Read Council’s Policies, Plans & Strategies

NSW Parliament

All Members in the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council (both Houses)

All Ministers in the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council (both Houses)

All Shadow Ministers in the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council (both Houses)

Apply for GIPAs

Apply to a government department for information under the GIPA Act

What is public access to government information? 

You have the right to access certain government information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009  (NSW) (GIPA Act). The objective of the GIPA Act is to make government information more accessible to the public by:

  • requiring government agencies to make certain sorts of information freely available
  • encouraging government agencies to release as much other information as possible
  • giving the public an enforceable right to make access applications for government information, and
  • restricting access to information only when there is an overriding public interest against disclosure.

Public access to the government information system is overseen by the Information and Privacy Commission.

To submit a request for government information held by the Information and Privacy Commission NSW (a GIPA)

Contact the media

Sydney Morning Herald

The Star

Triple M Radio

2HD Radio

Read the Wrong Track Book

Purchase or download the Wrong Track book outlining the Newcastle 500 experience and the government deals that were made.