Offord and Rockhampton City Council

Application number:
2002 L0017
Decision date:
Wednesday, Dec 18, 2002

Offord and Rockhampton City Council
(2002 L0017, 18 December 2002)

The applicant contended that certain documents concerning drainage in her local area should be in the possession or under the control of the respondent. 

Applying the principles established in Shepherd and Department of Housing, Local Government & Planning (1994) 1 QAR 464, Assistant Commissioner Moss decided that there were no reasonable grounds for believing that additional documents falling within the terms of the applicant's FOI access application existed in the possession, or under the control, of the respondent.  AC Moss was also satisfied that the searches and inquiries undertaken by the respondent to locate all responsive documents had been reasonable in all the circumstances of the case.