Steinback and Ipswich City Council
(1996 L0001, 9 April 1996)
This case involved a challenge to the Council's decision to require a $30.00 application fee from an applicant seeking to obtain access to documents relating to complaints made concerning a property owned by the applicant, and leased to tenants. Some of the documents related to a period of time before the applicant had acquired the property. This case raised similar issues to those considered in Bolton and Department of Transport (1995) 3 QAR 143.
The Information Commissioner found that, although the applicant claimed to need the documents for a matter involving his personal affairs, several of the documents in issue contained no information about the applicant's personal affairs, and hence the $30 application fee was properly payable.