Accessing our information

Accessing our information

What is Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009?

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) aims to facilitate public access to government information. The GIPA Act provides rights to information that are designed to meet community expectations of more open and transparent government. It encourages the routine and proactive release of government information, including information held by providers of goods and services by government agencies.

Applications and enquiries to WaterNSW under the GIPA Act can be directed to:

Right to Information Officer
PO Box 398
Phone: (02) 9865 2457

How to access published information

Information on the website is available for download, free of charge.

Alternatively you can complete an application form (PDF, 200.17 KB) for accessing information. In order for an application to be valid it must:

  • be in writing sent to or lodged at the address shown above
  • clearly indicate that it is an access application made under the GIPA Act
  • be accompanied by a fee of $30
  • state a postal address in Australia as the address for correspondence in connection with the application
  • include such information as is reasonably necessary to enable the government information applied for to be identified.

Register of Contracts


Contracts that have, or are likely to have, a value of $150,000 or more.


Class 2 contracts are Class 1 contracts that also fit into one of the following categories:

  • There hasn't been a public tender process and the terms and conditions of the contract have been directly negotiated with the contractor.
  • The contract was the subject of a tender (public or not), but the terms and conditions have been substantially negotiated with the contractor.
  • The obligations of one or more parties to maintain or operate infrastructure or assets could continue for 10 years or more and the contract involves a privately financed project or the exchange of significant assets.


If a Class 2 contract has a value, or likely value of more than $5 million, it becomes a Class 3 contract according to the GIPA Act. Our Class 3 Contracts are detailed below

Documents Tabled in Parliament

The GIPA Act requires WaterNSW to make publicly available information about the agency contained in any document tabled in Parliament by, or on, its behalf.  These documents are available below:


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