Public Registers

Register of Government Contracts

The City of Newcastle (CN) register of government contracts provides information about contracts to which we are a party that have (or are likely to have) a value of $150,000 or more.

Land Register

The Local Government Act 1993 (section 53) stipulates that we keep a register of all land vested in its control and to make this information available to members of the public. This includes Community, Operational and Crown land under our care, control and management.

Our land register maps identify all land vested in or under our control.

This register is current as at March 2021.

Register of Investments

We invest our temporary surplus funds in accordance with our Investment Policy, Investment Strategy and State Government requirements. We also provide a monthly report of our investments to Council which includes our register.

Below is the register for the current Council since September 2017.

Register of Delegations

Our register of delegations is the formal instrument used to delegate the authority to exercise CN's functions to our officers.

If you require access to the register, please contact us by completing a request form or by telephoning 02 4974 2000.

Register of graffiti removal work (Section 13 of the Graffiti Control Act 2008)

Our register of graffiti removal work records the graffiti removal work carried out by us in accordance with the Graffiti Control Act 2008. This information is updated quarterly.

If you require information which is not available on the register, please contact us by completing a request form or by telephoning (02) 4974 2000.

Register of current declarations of disclosures of political donations (section 328A of the Local Government Act 1993)

To access information such as current donations and expenditure declarations lodged by Councillors with the Electoral Funding of NSW, please go to the Election Funding Authority’s website or contact the Election Funding Authority on 1300 135 736.

Register of voting on planning matters (section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993)

Our current Register of voting on planning matters (PDF) records the names of the Councillors that vote for and against each planning decision of Council. A planning decision is a resolution of the Council or a committee of Council that determines a matter relating to a development application, an environmental planning instrument, a development control plan or a development contribution plan.

Previous Registers of Voting on planning matters for planning decisions for the period September 2012 to August 2017 (PDF).

Register of disclosures for Councillors, Executive Leadership Team and Audit and Risk Committee

In accordance with the Information and Privacy Commissioner Guideline for local Councils on the disclosure of information (returns disclosing the interests of Councillors and designated persons), City of Newcastle’s Register of Disclosures for Councillors, Executive Leadership Team and Audit and Risk Committee is now available.

Our Register of Disclosures for staff is publicly available for inspection free of charge at our City Administration Centre, 12 Stewart Avenue, Newcastle West. If you wish to inspect the Register of Disclosures for staff, please contact us on (02) 4974 2000 to arrange an inspection.

Register of Interests for Councillors

Our Register of Interests for Councillors records declarations made at Council and Committee of Council meetings or as submitted in writing by a Councillor. This Register is updated on a monthly basis for the current term of our Councillors.