A democratic and transparent government includes the proactive release of information to the community. The NSW Government has failed to meet community standards of open access to information.
The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPAA) which should provide open access to information for citizens and journalists is under attack.
Government agencies are fighting attempts to be held accountable to the public by imposing excessive processing fees, refusing to release documents, and redaction of public interest material.
The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPAA) replaces the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (FOI).
Since 2016 we have submitted over 80 formal GIPPA requests mainly to Transport for NSW, with each request requiring a $30 application fee (regardless of decision to release information or not) and in many cases followed by additional processing fees in excess of $700.
Other costs in GIPPA include a $40 fee for a government agency to internally review its original decision (e.g. appeal a refusal to release information) and a $104 fee for the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) to externally review a government agency’s decision.
Documents listed below have been obtained under GIPPA (except FOI requests with the Australian Government or ATI requests with the Hong Kong Government). If you have found this information useful, please consider donating to support our efforts to promote an open and transparent government.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and details of the particular GIPA request information that you would like to access. In future we are hoping to make more of our GIPA collection available for download.
Related: Restore Inner West Line document library
|Transport for NSW||21 September 2016||2013 Sydney Trains Timetable: Customer and Stakeholder Engagement Plan|
|Transport for NSW||10 March 2017||Breakdown of feedback for 2013 Timetable regarding removal of Inner West Line: Liverpool via Regents Park|
|Transport for NSW||23 January 2018||Rail plans for additional tracks on the Western Line corridor from Homebush to Granville|
|Transport for NSW||21 February 2018||2017 Sydney Trains Timetable: Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Plan|
|Transport for NSW||29 August 2018||T1 Upgrade: Homebush to Granville 6 Track Base Case|
|Transport for NSW||2 October 2018||Transport for NSW Customer feedback methods from select stations|
|Sydney Metro||19 September 2018||Information concerning Sydney Metro City and Southwest Sydney to Bankstown project including passenger projections|
01 Temporary Transport Service Plan 180318
02 Temporary Transport Strategy 300817#5
05 Concept for rail service plan for December 19 Januaray 20 possession 300718#5
06 Bankstown Line TTP PTPM results#5
07 Temporary Transport Plan model runs – presentation of key results 211217#5
08 Sydney Metro City & Southwest ETCMKey station platform movements#5
09 SMSW network-wide demand#5
Featured in 9 News Sydney on 17 October 2018 and used by the Sydney Morning Herald on 18 July 2019
|Transport for NSW||9 November 2018||Sydney’s Rail Future Implementation Plan (2013)|
|Transport for NSW||10 January 2019||Customer Injuries at Lidcombe Station since October 2013|
|Transport for NSW||16 January 2019||T3 Bankstown Line shutdown schedule for construction of Metro Southwest: Sydenham to Bankstown|
|Transport for NSW||23 January 2019||2017 Timetable (More Trains, More Services) – Stations with Increased Travel Times and Number of Complaints|
|Transport for NSW||25 March 2019||Patronage Statistics for Bus Services operating through the Auburn electorate and West of Bankstown|
|Sydney Trains||2 May 2019||Train Sets by Line (2013 Timetable and 2017 Timetable)|
|Transport for NSW||23 May 2019||Sydney Trains Standard Working Timetable 2009, 2010 and 2013|
|SafeWork NSW||28 May 2019||List of incidents on Metro Northwest during construction|
|Transport for NSW||29 May 2019||Transport for NSW promotional information ahead of Epping to Chatswood shutdown for Metro Northwest construction|
|Transport for NSW||30 May 2019||Rail Advisory Committee (2012)|
|Transport for NSW||26 July 2019||2013 Timetable Operational Review|
|Sydney Metro||30 August 2019||Bankstown Line Shutdown Temporary Transport Plan|
|Sydney Metro||15 October 2019||Cost breakdown for Sydney Metro City & Southwest including Sydenham to Bankstown line conversion|
|Transport for NSW||17 October 2019||Cabramatta Turnback, Bankstown Line 3rd Track, Light Rail conversion of Lidcombe-Bankstown-Cabramatta|
|Hong Kong Police Force||25 October 2019||Crime Statistics on Hong Kong MTR (2016-2018)|
|Sydney Metro||25 November 2019||Incidents on Sydney Metro Northwest from 26 May 2019|
|Sydney Trains||11 December 2019||Sydney Trains CEO Howard Collins’ awareness of submission from former rail executives against Metro Southwest|
|Andrew Constance||6 January 2020||Correspondence between Transport Minister Andrew Constance and Locals for Metro Southwest|
|Office of Local Government||21 January 2020||Submissions received by the Auburn City Council Public Inquiry related to the Berala Village Proposal|
|Transport for NSW||22 January 2020||West of Bankstown Sydney Metro City and Southwest Integration|
|Cumberland Council||23 January 2020||Records and submissions of Auburn City Council regarding public transport|
|Sydney Trains||4 February 2020||T3 Bankstown Line shutdown (2019) complaints received and staffing levels|
|Cumberland Council||13 February 2020||Correspondence between Cumberland Council and NSW Government regarding train services|
|Transport for NSW||13 February 2020||Rail Options for Greater Metropolitan Area discussion paper – draft versions|
|Transport for NSW||5 March 2020||Information held by Transport for NSW regarding Locals for Metro Southwest|
|Transport for NSW||2 March 2020||Transport for NSW Communications Stakeholder Engagement and Temporary Transport Service Plan for T3 Shutdown (2019)|
|Transport for NSW||23 March 2020||NightRide Patronage Statistics (2017-2019)|
|Western Sydney University||5 May 2020||Correspondence between Western Sydney University and Locals for Metro Southwest|
|Gladys Berejiklian||20 May 2020||Correspondence between NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Locals for Metro Southwest|
|Canterbury Bankstown Council||3 June 2020||Select Correspondence between Canterbury Bankstown Council and Locals for Metro Southwest|
|Transport for NSW||10 June 2020||Sydney’s Rail Future Implementation Committee (2013)|
|Sydney Metro||22 June 2020||2016 Sydney Metro Southwest extension study: Bankstown to Liverpool|
|Liverpool City Council||25 June 2020||Submission for Future Transport Strategy 2056|
|Bayside Council||2 July 2020||Submission for NSW Long Term Transport Masterplan (2012) and Future Transport Strategy 2056|
|Andrew Constance||6 July 2020||Video filmed for the Locals for Metro Southwest|
|Andrew Constance||7 July 2020||Information regarding video filmed for the Locals for Metro Southwest|
|Fairfield City Council||8 July 2020||Submission for NSW Long Term Transport Masterplan (2012) and Future Transport Strategy 2056|
|Cumberland Council||10 July 2020||Petition/Submission for Berala Village Proposal|
|Transport for NSW||28 July 2020||More Trains, More Service program’s upgrade for T8 Airport/South Line, T4 Illawarra Line and South Coast Line|
|Transport for NSW||6 August 2020||Correspondence/documents involving Axis Strategic Advisory/Wells Haslem Mayhew and Locals for Metro Southwest/CRK|
|Gladys Berejiklian||14 August 2020||Contact with Axis Strategic Advisory and Wells Haslem Mayhew Strategic Public Affairs regarding Locals for Metro Southwest etc.|
|Transport for NSW||26 August 2020||Sydney’s Rail Future, Strategic Business Case|
|Transport for NSW||27 August 2020||Sydney rail network map decal and AM/PM train plans|
|Inner West Council||28 Aug 2020||Leichhardt Council submission for draft NSW Long Term Transport Masterplan|
|Canterbury Bankstown Council||3 September 2020||Correspondence/documents involving Axis Strategic Advisory/Wells Haslem Mayhew and Locals for Metro Southwest|
|Cumberland Council||7 September 2020||Transport in the Cumberland Community research report (yet to be formally endorsed by Council)|
|Georges River Council||11 September 2020||Public Transport Documents and Submissions since 2013|
|Department of Planning||29 September 2020||Document/report regarding land use and development opportunities along the Bankstown Line created from 2011-2014|
|Liverpool City Council||6 October 2020||Public Transport Documents and Submissions since 2013|
|Liverpool City Council||7 October 2020||Documents regarding Metro Southwest Extension from Bankstown to Liverpool and Station Locations|
As of June 2020, Transport for NSW has refused to release information for approximately 50% of GIPA requests. In future, we aim to update this table with the GIPA requests that have been refused.
2022 Update: Please contact us regarding our GIPAs and continuing efforts to access information from various government departments and ministerial offices. This webpage will be updated in due course.
Other GIPA Related Items:
Sydney Trains GIPA Disclosure Log 2010 to 2018
- Sydney Trains Disclosure Log (removed from Transport for NSW website on 2 May 2019)
Sydney Metro Southwest: Sydenham to Bankstown