Disclosure logs

The Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) commenced on 1 July 2009. The RTI Act requires the department to publish a disclosure log on its website to include details of all valid RTI applications received. The disclosure log lists the scopes of valid RTI applications, and provides access to information which has been released in response to completed RTI access requests.


11 disclosure log entries for 2021.

Date Application number Information requested and attachments Applicant Status
19 Jan 2021 20-242-MIN Documents relating to the incoming Minister's briefing from Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority, for the period 1 October 2020 to 31 January 2021. (This application was made to the Minister for Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water) In progress In progress
25 Feb 2021 20-283 Documents provided to the Commission of Inquiry into Paradise Dam and the report dated 30 April 2020 (Exhibit 1 to 332), for the period 1 February 2020 to 31 March 2020. In progress In progress
19 Mar 2021 20-308 Documents relating to the Water Plan (Border Rivers and Moonie) 2019, for the period 1 August 2017 to 31 October 2019. Whyalla Beef Pty Ltd Completed
12 May 2021 20-391 Documents relating to Lot 2 on Crown Plan BLM42, title reference 50300843 (or its antecedent), located at Thallon, concerning water entitlements, the Water Act 2000 (Qld) and Planning Act 2016 (Qld), for the period all to 12 May 2021. In progress In progress
13 May 2021 20-396 A copy of “A Conceptual Groundwater Model for the Dumaresq River Border Rivers” dated 31 March 2016.Documents referencing that document and variations on the title of the document and including documents establishing the decision process or policy background for the document, for the period 1 July 2015 to 30 August 2017. In progress In progress
17 Jun 2021 20-442 Copy of Adani Infrastructure Pty Ltd Application dated 22 May 2020. for permit to take water from Mistake Creek - as well as supporting documents prepared by CDM Smith Australia Pty Ltd, for the period  22 May 2020 to17 May 2021. In progress In progress
17 Jun 2021 20-443 Documents relating to information provided to the Department by Adani Infrastructure Pty Ltd in accordance with condition 6 of Water Permit 623285, for the period to 9 November 2020. In progress In progress
17 Jun 2021 20-444 Current application for a water permit or licence for the take of water from Mistake Creek (a tributary of the Belyando River), for the period 1 May 2020 to 17 June 2021. In progress In progress
19 Jun 2021 21-013 Documents relating to the investigation of a bore drilling program project RN1615 and RN7356, located at “Boodgheree”, Thargomindah, for the period 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017. In progress In progress
22 Jul 2021 21-029 Documents provided to the department pursuant to Condition 52 of associated Water Licence 617264, for the period 29 March 2017 to 22 July 2021. In progress In progress
3 Sep 2021 21-082 Documents relating to an application for water licence, dated 9 August 2019, including the application and documents received by the department from all entities, for the period 1 July 2018 to 10 August 2019. In progress In progress


1 disclosure log entry for 2020.

Date Application number Information requested and attachments Applicant Status
10 Aug 2020 20-069 Documents relating to water licences, and water taken under certain authorisation numbers for a Feed Lot located at Kogan, for the period 1 January 2006 to 31 July 2020.
  • No documents published
Wambo Cattle Company Pty.Ltd. Completed – documents not published under section 78B(2) of the RTI Act

What information can be accessed on the disclosure log ?

If departments and ministers decide to give access to a document that does not contain the personal information of the applicant, and the applicant accesses the document within the access period (40 business days), departments and ministers must include in the disclosure log a copy of the document, the name of the applicant and if access to the document was sought for the benefit or use by an entity other than the applicant, the name of the other entity. These publication requirements are subject to the caveats explained below.

If the applicant does not access the document within the access period, the details of the document and information about the way in which the document may be accessed will be included in the disclosure log.

What information will not be included on the disclosure log?

Please note that documents containing an applicant's personal information will not be published on the disclosure log. The department will also remove any information (including individuals' names) from the disclosure log that is required under section 78B of the RTI Act, including when:

  • the publication of the information is prevented by law; or
  • the information may be defamatory; or
  • publishing the information would unreasonably invade an individual's privacy or cause substantial harm to an entity; or
  • the information is of a confidential nature communicated in confidence; or
  • the information is protected from disclosure under a contract.

In some cases, there may be blank pages in a document, due to either removal of information under section 78B, or by redaction through the decision-making process for the original RTI application. Blank pages will not be included in the disclosure log.

In what format will information be made available?

The documents in this disclosure log are made available in PDF format. Should you require the documents in an alternative format, please contact Right to Information Services and the department will endeavour to meet all reasonable requests.

How long will information be available on the disclosure log?

Documents will be available on the disclosure log for a minimum period of six months from the date they are published, after which time the documents may be removed. They will continue to be available electronically (e.g. on CD or DVD) on request until such time as the original application file is disposed of in accordance with the Public Records Act 2002. Should you require access to removed documents, please contact Right to Information Services.

Disclosure logs from former departments

Contact RTI Services

If you have any questions about the disclosure log, contact RTI Services by phone on (07) 3330 6111, or email rtiservices@des.qld.gov.au.

Last updated: 09 Sep 2021