NRM North recognises the importance of keeping the personal information that you entrust to us private and confidential and is committed to ensuring the personal information of individuals is managed in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 and the Personal Information Protection Act 2004 (Tas) to the extent it is not inconsistent with, or is in addition to, the protections in the Privacy Act.
NRM North's Privacy and Personal Information Policy explains how NRM North complies with privacy laws when collecting, using, disclosing, storing and destroying an individual’s personal information. It also explains how an individual can access or correct their personal information or make complaints about personal information held about them.
A copy of the NRM North Privacy and Personal Information Policy is available HERE.
Right to information
The Right to Information Act 2009 commenced on 1 July 2010 and gives members of the public the right to obtain information contained in the records of the Government and public authorities, such as NRM North.
The object of the Right to Information Act 2009 is to improve democratic government, increase executive accountability and increase the ability of the people of Tasmania to participate in their governance.
This is done by:
If you have any questions, please contact us.
How to access information
NRM North is required by the Right to Information Act 2009 to make information available to the public through proactive disclosure.
This means we are to routinely make information available that will assist the public in understanding what we do and how we do it.
This may be done via our website, through publications (e.g. fact sheets, or discussion papers), via reports (e.g. our Annual Report) and by talking to us.
Some information is not released in this way, either because it is not of general public interest or because it is information NRM North would need to assess against the exemptions in the Right to Information Act 2009 prior to disclosure.
If you can't find the information you're seeking on NRM North’s website or in any of our publications, please contact us.
Personal information protection
NRM North is committed to protecting the private information of its stakeholders, employees, contractors and customers. Read our policy about personal information protection here.
Applying for assessed disclosure
If the information you’re after is not freely available, we will assist you to make an application for an assessed disclosure.
Please complete and return the following form: Download here
If you are not using the above form, please note your application must be made in writing and include the information requested in the form - this is a requirement of Regulation 4 of the Right to Information Regulations 2010.
The application will also need to be accompanied by the application fee. Please refer to the form for the current rate (the fee is indexed annually).
The fee may be waived if:
Please ensure you have looked for the information before you make a formal application, because if the information is otherwise available your application may be refused without the return of your application fee.
After an RTI application has been received
See the Office of the Ombudsman's website for more information.
CEO NRM North
PO Box 1224
LAUNCESTON TAS 7250
Phone: (03) 6333 7777
Office of the Ombudsman
GPO Box 690
HOBART TAS 7001
Phone: 1800 001 170