Zacka and Fraser Coast Regional Council; BGM Projects Pty Ltd (Third Party) & Ors [2019] QICmr 2 (14 February 2019)

Application number:
Fraser Coast Regional Council
Other parties:
BGM Projects Pty Ltd ACN 102 165 328; Bettson Properties Pty Ltd ACN 009 873 152; Tobsta Pty Ltd ACN 078 818 014
Decision date:
Thursday, Feb 14, 2019

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - RIGHT TO INFORMATION - REFUSAL OF ACCESS - CONTRARY TO PUBLIC INTEREST INFORMATION - correspondence between legal representatives on a ‘without prejudice’ basis - history of disputes and ongoing litigation between the applicant, council and third parties regarding planning and development issues - accountability and transparency - fairness - prejudice ability to obtain confidential information - impede administration of justice - whether disclosure would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest - whether access may be refused under section 47(3)(b) of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld)