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This website is maintained by the Bradfield Development Authority (NSW Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure). This Privacy Statement sets out the Bradfield Development Authority practices relating to the privacy of your personal information.

The Bradfield Development Authority will only collect personal information for a lawful purpose which directly relates to our primary function as a NSW Government agency and for obtaining feedback about our services. The Bradfield Development Authority will not collect any more information than is necessary for it to fulfil these functions.

The Bradfield Development Authority will not disclose your personal information to anyone without your consent, except in accordance with applicable law.

Anyone engaged to collect, store or use personal information for the Bradfield Development Authority will be required to comply with the law and the Bradfield Development Authority privacy policies. However, the Bradfield Development Authority does not have any responsibility for the privacy policies or practices of third party sites linked to this website.

The collection of personal information through this website is voluntary and you are not obligated by law to provide any personal information.

The Bradfield Development Authority privacy practices are regulated by the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW) (PPIP Act) and the Bradfield Development Authority Privacy Management Plan.

What is personal information?

Your personal information relates to you personally and includes any information or opinion made about you. Personal information includes your name, address, phone number, email address or any information from which your identity can be reasonably ascertained.

  • Personal information is information that identifies you, some examples include:
    • a written record which may include your name, address, and other details about you
    • electronic records, photographs, images, video or audio footage
    • biometric information such as fingerprints, blood and records of genetic material.

What is not personal information?

The PPIP Act excludes certain information from the definition of personal information. The most significant exemptions are:

  • information contained in publicly available publications• information about a person's suitability for public sector employment
  • information about people who have been dead for more than 30 years
  • a number of exemptions relating to law enforcement investigations
  • matters contained in Cabinet documents.

When can personal information be disclosed?

The PPIP Act allows disclosure of personal information in certain circumstances, such as:

  • law enforcement and related matters, including for the protection of public revenue or in relation to the proceeds of crime• to investigative agencies
  • where lawfully authorised or required
  • when it would benefit the individual concerned
  • to inform the Premier or a Minister of certain matters.

The Bradfield Development Authority may disclose or otherwise share personal information for the purpose of facilitating and conducting activities in connection with education and training programs operated and/or facilitated by the Bradfield Development Authority, including for the purposes of delivering, evaluating and keeping records in relation to, those programs.

For the purposes of these education and training programs, the Bradfield Development Authority may engage third party service providers who may collect and have access to personal information, and exchange that information with the Bradfield Development Authority. Those service provides may include education and training providers, credentials platform providers and e-wallet providers.

Will my personal information be stored?

The Bradfield Development Authority is required by law to store certain records by the State Records Act 1998 (NSW) which may contain your personal information. Even if your information is stored, it can only be accessed if authorised by law as set out above.

The Bradfield Development Authority is only permitted to store personal information for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. Information stored by the Bradfield Development Authority will be protected by appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorised access or misuse.

The Bradfield Development Authority will securely destroy any personal information that does not need to be retained.

How does the Bradfield Development Authority manage email addresses that are collected through the website?

If you email the Bradfield Development Authority directly or provide your email address through this website, the Bradfield Development Authority will only retain and use your e-mail address for the purpose for which you have provided it.

If you subscribe to an electronic mailing list, we will only send you information relevant to the purpose or project for which you have provided it.

If you provide feedback about this website or the Bradfield Development Authority services your address will only be used for the purpose of providing you with a reply.

You will not be subscribed to any mailing list without your consent. All newsletters offer an option to 'opt out' or 'unsubscribe'.

We operate in accordance with the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) and will not send unsolicited electronic messages unless they are permitted by the Act. A government department may send unsolicited emails if they contain only factual information or if they relate to goods or services provided by the department.

How does the Bradfield Development Authority manage correspondence?

The Bradfield Development Authority receive significant amounts of correspondence, including emails, contact form submissions and posted letters. The Bradfield Development Authority aims to open all correspondence within 1 business day and respond within 20 business days unless you are otherwise notified. Not all correspondence requires a response; the Bradfield Development Authority will not respond to threatening or offensive correspondence or correspondence where the Bradfield Development Authority is a carbon copy ('cc') or blind carbon copy ('bcc') or otherwise indicated to not be the primary recipient.

Correspondence may be forwarded to a Minister or another Department.

What data does this website collect?

To help the Bradfield Development Authority improve its website and provide better services to its users, visits to this website may be tracked, including through the use of persistent cookies, to record information that may include:

  • the user's service address;
  • the user's top-level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc.);
  • the address of your server;
  • the date and time of your visit to the site.

The Bradfield Development Authority only has access to anonymised and de-identified data and individuals cannot be identified by it.

Can I access or amend my personal information?

You have the right to access your personal information held by the Bradfield Development Authority without excessive delay or expense. You also have the right to have your personal information corrected in certain circumstances (e.g. if it is incorrect). If you wish to access or correct your personal information please contact the Director, Governance via our webform.

Data Breach Policy and Public Notification Register

Part 6A of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW) (the PPIP Act) sets out obligations of public sector agencies, including the Bradfield Development Authority, in relation to data breaches involving personal information. These obligations include a requirement to prepare and publish a data breach policy and to keep a register of public notifications made to affected individuals.

Click here to read more about the Data Breach Policy and Public Notification Register

How do I complain about a breach of my privacy?

If you feel there has been a breach of your privacy you have the right to make a complaint to the Bradfield Development Authority or to the NSW Privacy Commissioner:

NSW Privacy Commissioner
Information and Privacy Access Commission
GPO Box 7011
Sydney NSW 2001
Phone: 1800 472 679
Email: [email protected]

How do I contact the Bradfield Development Authority?

If you have any questions about the application of the Bradfield Development Authority’s privacy policy please contact the Director, Governance via our webform.