In accordance with Section 27 of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA), Council is required to maintain a register that records information about each government contract which has (or is likely to have) a value of $150,000 or more.
This requirement does not apply to contracts entered into by councils before commencement of the GIPA Act on 1 July 2010. You can request information on any contract entered into prior to this date by contacting the Right to Information Officer.
Under Section 35 (2)(b) of the Act, Councils are not required to publish their contracts register on the e-tenders website, making this page the centralised location for all current contracts entered into by Council since 1 July 2010.
Contracts that must be included in the government contracts register are those:
- between an agency and a private sector contractor
for a value of $150,000 or more, and involve:
- the contractor undertaking a specific project such as construction, infrastructure or property development
- the contractor agreeing to provide specific goods or services
- the transfer or lease of real property.
Employment contracts do not need to be included in the register.