Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 No 52
49 Amendment of application
(1) An access application may be amended by the applicant at any time
before the agency decides the application. Notice of the amendment must be
received by the agency before the agency decides the
(2) An amendment to reduce the scope of the information applied for
does not require the consent of the agency but any other amendment cannot be
made without the consent of the agency.
Note. A decision by an agency to refuse to consent to an amendment is
not a reviewable decision (but a fresh access application can be
(3) The agency must give notice to the applicant confirming the
amendment of an access application and the date on which it was amended if the
amendment requires the consent of the agency or the amendment was not made by
the applicant in writing.
(4) An amendment to reduce the scope of the information applied for
does not prevent the agency from imposing a processing charge in respect of
time spent before the amendment is made in dealing with any aspect of the
access application that the amendment makes
(5) The amendment of an access application does not affect the period
within which the application is required to be decided and does not entitle
the applicant to a refund or reduction of any application fee or advance
deposit already paid.
Note. The period within which an application is required to be decided
can be extended by agreement between the agency and