Official Information Request

Any person can make a request for information held by the Council. Find out how to make a request..

How to make an official information request

Your information request can be made by:

With any request, please be really specific about the information you require.

Address for official Information request

Street Address

The Chief Executive
Thames-Coromandel District Council
515 Mackay Street


Private Bag 1001, Thames 3540, New Zealand

How long will it take?

Requests are processed within 20 working days. However there are times when the timeframe could be extended or reduced.

If we need more time to process your request - we will let you know and the reason why we need more time and we will do this within the first 20 working day time frame.

How much will it cost?

There is usually no charge, unless researching your request will involve a considerable amount of staff time, and/or a large amount of photocopying.

If your request will incur any charges we will let you know.

When information is likely to be withheld

Requests for official information are governed by the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA) and the Privacy Act 1993. These Acts aim to balance public interest and preservation of personal privacy.

Information may be withheld if it would:

  • Endanger the safety of any person.
  • Prejudice maintenance of the law.
  • Compromise the privacy of any person.
  • Reveal confidential or commercially sensitive information.
  • Cause offence to tikanga Maori or would disclose the location of waahi tapu.
  • Prejudice public health or safety.
  • Compromise legal professional privilege.
  • Disadvantage the local authority while carrying out negotiations or commercial activities.
  • Allow information to be used for improper gain or advantage.