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Disclosure log

Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act), the NSW Rural Fire Service is required to keep a record (a disclosure log) of information about formal applications it receives under the GIPA Act.

The disclosure log sets out information that is released under the GIPA Act that may be of interest to members of the public.

File Number

Date of Decision

Description of information

Information released

How the information may be accessed

GIP/0303

26/08/2014

Suppression costs and size of s44 fires from 2008/09 – 2013/14.

Documents released in full.

Contact the Right to Information Officer:
02 8741 5110

GIP/0350 15/01/2015 Documents for data: number of days related as severe, extreme or castastrophics for each 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15 bushfire seasons for Greater Sydney and Greater Hunter areas Document released in full. Contact the Right to Information Officer:
02 8741 5110
GIP/0372 21/04/2015 List of grass fires, scrub, bush fires and controlled burns attended 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2013 to identify fires with potential to impact on air quality in Southern Highlands area (between Sydney and Canberra). Document released in part.

Contact the Right to Information Officer:
02 8741 5110

GIP/0332 6/11/2014 
18/11/2014
15/12/2015
  1. All mapping used by the NSW RFS for determining the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Entitlement Area(s).
  2. All mapping of the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Entitlement Area(s).
  3. All expert reports and studies relied upon by the NSW RFS to establish the 350 metre distance from bush fire prone land for determining the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Entitlement Area(s).
  4. All documents evidencing the analysis of submissions received by the NSW RFS as a result of its public consultation on the 10/50 vegetation clearing laws in the period from 1 July 2014 and the date on which the 10/50 vegetation clearing Code of Practice for New South Wales commenced [1 August 2014].
  5. All documents evidencing communications (including meetings) with the Office of Environment and Heritage, the Minister for the Environment, the Department of Planning and the Minister for Planning regarding the 10/50 vegetation clearing policy, code of practice or entitlement areas."

Document released in part.

Contact the Right to Information Officer:
02 8741 5110
GIP/0351 23/02/2015 A copy of the spreadsheet that captures information relating to the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Scheme review. Document released in full. Contact the Right to Information Officer:
02 8741 5110
GIP/0364 24/04/2015
  1. All correspondence from members of the community, industry bodies, companies and associations requesting greater ability to clear vegetation without requiring approval in relation to fire, from 1 January 2012 up until 30 May 2014.
  2. All correspondence notes or memos from NSW Rural Fire Service staff (or commissioned by them) containing analysis of the draft NSW 10/50 Code, from 1 January 2013 up until 1 August 2014 (excluding emails).
  3. All correspondence, notes or memos which consist of or refer to analysis of the Victorian 10/30 and 10/50 rules and their suitability to NSW, from 1 January 2013 up until 30 May 2014.
Document released in part. Contact the Right to Information Officer:
02 8741 5110
GIP/0353 09/03/2015
  1. 2002, 2006 and 2012 - total number of fires per 'rural fire district' (as distinct from 'fire districts' which are under the jurisdiction of Fire and Rescue NSW)
  2. 2002, 2006 and 2012 a list of locations - all HRs/fires RFS at the following LGA:
    • Ku-Ring-Gai
    • Hawkesbury
    • Blue Mountains
    • Penrith
    • Camden
    • Sutherland
    • Pittwater
    • Hornsby
    • Gosford
    • Sutherland
    • Liverpool and
    • Wollongong
  3. Number of red and white fleet vehicle accidents during 2014, 2012, 2008 for the following RFS Districts (locations):
    • Blue Mountains
    • Pittwater - Warringah
    • Sutherland
    • Liverpool - Camden - Campbelltown
    • Hornsby
    • Hawkesbury
    • Lachlan, Parkes, Forbes
    • Castlereagh and
    • Northern Rivers
Documents released in full Contact the Right to Information Officer:
02 8741 5110
GIP/0404 12/10/2015
  1. The document prepared for the purposes of the environmental assessment of the activity under Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (if any) in respect of any hazard reduction works carried out:
    1. under the Consent; or
    2. in the Spring Gully Strategic Fire Advantage Zone and/or the Spring Gully Asset Protection Zone since the Strategy was adopted.
    We note that such a document is typically titled ‘Review of Environmental Factors’.
  2. The bush fire hazard reduction certificate(s) (if any) in respect of any hazard reduction works carried out:
    1. under the Consent; or
    2. in the Spring Gully Strategic Fire Advantage Zone and/or the Spring Gully Asset Protection Zone since the Strategy was adopted.
  3. Any report, briefing note or the like that was prepared for the certifying authority or issuing authority to justify any certificate referred to in paragraph 2 above.
  4. Any bush fire risk management plan which a certificate referred to in paragraph 2 relates.
Documents released in full Contact the Right to Information Officer: 02 8741 5110
GIP/0403 31/12/2015
8/03/2016
  1. All internal correspondence, memorandums, reports, minutes of meetings, notes of conversations and other documents to or from Bundeena RFS Station 23 dating from 1 March 2013 to the present concerning 60-70 Bournemouth Street, Bundeena, Lot 3 in DP213924, (the former Scout land, Spring Gully).
  2. All other correspondence, internal memorandums, reports, minutes of meetings, and other documents originating in the NSW RFS or the Minister’s Office dating from 26 November 2013 to the present concerning:
    1. 60-70 Bournemouth Street, Bundeena, Lot 3 in DP213924, (the former Scout land, Spring Gully) including:
      1. DA14/1238 and DA 14/1239 lodged with Sutherland Shire Council, but excluding any submissions made during public exhibition of the DAs by Sutherland Shire Council and excluding any correspondence from Council to the NSW RFS in relation to the DAs that originated up to 15 May.
      2. Land and Environment Court proceedings 15/10467 and 15/10468
      b. 10-40 Sussex Street, Bundeena, Lots 15-18, Section K, DP1782 (the former night soil depot).
Document released in full Contact the Right to Information Officer: 02 8741 5110
GIP/0407 23/10/2015 All documentation, calculations and assessments relating to 99 Chatham Road Denistone, flame zone review (RFS reference D14/1675). Documents released in part Contact the Right to Information Officer: 02 8741 5110
GIP/0453 20/05/2015 All information pertaining to the development application and s 96 application relating to 99 Chatham Road, Denistone and flame zone review. Documents released in part Contact the Right to Information Officer: 02 8741 5110
GIP/R16/58 07/07/2016 All documentation (including emails, minutes, notes) and supporting documentation in relation to the RFS’s decision to overturn its ruling on the size of the APZ as outlined in the original requirements for 2 Broadridge St Wombarra – Wollongong DA 2014/245 – and the subsequent change of APZ in your document ref: D14/0674. Documents released in full Contact the Right to Information Officer: 02 8741 5110
GIP/R16/65 12/07/2016 13 Trumper Place Menai NSW 2234. The zoning of my property and area has recently changed from Zone 3 environmental Housing (Bushland) under SSLEP2006 and is now zoned E4 Environmental Living. Access to all correspondence, investigations or review created or received by the NSW Bush Fire Service [sic] as to reasons my area was previously zoned as Zone 3 Environmental Housing (Bushland) under SSLEP2006 which allowed Dual occupancy, reasons my area is now zoned as E4 Environmental Living, Reasons my property was not listed with an exception to build a Duplex given it is not in a Bushfire Zone area. Documents released in full Contact the Right to Information Officer: 02 8741 5110
GIP/R16/101 28/07/2016
  1. All internal documents created or modified by the NSW RFS since 26 June 2015 concerning Development Applications:
    1. Sutherland Shire Council DA14/1238, and
    2. Sutherland Shire Council DA14/1239
    including all documents relating to the NSW Land and Environment Court proceedings (Case No 15/10468 and 15/10467) relating to the above Development Applications.
Documents released in part Contact the Right to Information Officer: 02 8741 5110