Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information ActFreedom of Information StatementOur structure and functionsCommunity engagementDocuments available to requestApply to access or amend documentsReleased FOI documentsProactive disclosure

Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act 1991 (FOI Act) provides members of the public with a legally enforceable right of access to documents held by the Government of South Australia, subject only to such restrictions as are reasonably necessary for the proper administration of the state government.

The FOI Act also enables people to apply for the amendment of records concerning their personal affairs if they consider them to be incomplete, incorrect, out-of-date or misleading.

Freedom of Information Statement

The following information statement for Renewal SA is published pursuant to Section 9 of the FOI Act.

An overview of how Freedom of Information operates in South Australia is available from the State Records website.

Our structure and functions

As the government’s urban development agency, we are charged with leading and coordinating development and urban renewal activity to ensure South Australia’s future employment and housing needs are met through well-planned, affordable and vibrant urban developments.

Our Renewal SA Strategic Plan 2020-23 aligns our work to four strategic pillars and associated goals:

  • People – Renewal SA is an inclusive and dynamic working environment that drives high levels of engagement, market­leading capability and results-driven performance.
  • Partnerships – Renewal SA’s strong and collaborative partnerships unlock new opportunities and produces exceptional market-leading results for the State.
  • Pipeline – We are constantly initiating and contributing to a strong pipeline of development opportunities that enable growth and attract additional investment for the State.
  • Projects – Alongside our partners, Renewal SA leads the market to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits through excellence in project delivery.

 The key functions of Renewal SA as outlined in the Urban Renewal Act 1995 are to:

  • initiate, undertake, support and promote residential, commercial and industrial development in the public interest.
  • acquire, assemble and use land and other assets in strategic locations for urban renewal.
  • promote community understanding of, and support for, urban renewal by working with government agencies, local government, community groups and organisations involved in development.
  • undertake preliminary works (including the remediation of land) to prepare land for development and other functions such as planning and coordination.
  • encourage, facilitate and support public and private sector investment and participation in development of the State.
  • acquire, hold, manage, lease and dispose of land, improvements in property.

Find further information about how these functions contribute to delivering an inspiring urban future for South Australia on our About Renewal SA page

Renewal SA Organisational Chart

Community engagement

Documents available to request

Apply to access or amend documents

Where to send applications

Accredited FOI Officer Renewal SA
GPO Box 698


Application to review a determination under FOI

If you are dissatisfied with a determination made under the FOI Act, an application must be made in writing in accordance with Section 29 or Section 38 of the FOI Act or by using the application form.

Contact details for Ombudsman SA

Phone: 8226 8699
Toll Free: 1800 182 150 (within SA)

Contact details for South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT)

Phone: 1800 723 767

Released FOI documents

In accordance with the Premier and Cabinet Circular PC045, Renewal SA is releasing non-personal Freedom of Information (FOI) applications received from 1 October 2017 that have already been disclosed to the applicant, unless the information:

  • contains the personal affairs of an individual
  • can be claimed as exempt material pursuant to Schedule 1 of the FOI Act
  • is considered defamatory or a breach of confidentiality or could be expected to cause harm to a person.

You can access the non-personal FOI applications using the PDF links in the disclosure log below.

If you are experiencing difficulty accessing these documents, please email or contact 08 8207 1350.

Disclosure log

Date of determination
Application summary
Document (click to download), or advice on how to access
15 June 2021
Copies of all emails sent from Mr Richter to Renewal SA from 2014 to 2021
Please contact Renewal SA for access at:
05 January 2021
Documents pertaining to the Renewal SA Lot Fourteen Demolition and Remediation Tenders.
Please contact Renewal SA for access at:
05 June 2020
List of documents pertaining to the Mawson Lakes Child Care Centre
(please contact Renewal SA for copy of the documents)
5 March 2020
Lot Fourteen Telecommunications Advisory and Project Management Support Services
26 October 2018
Documents pertaining to the Expression of Interest for Elizabeth Vale Central Shopping Centre from 18 March 2018

If you should have problems downloading any FOI documents, please contact Renewal SA for other ways of obtaining a copy.

Proactive disclosure

The Government of South Australia has committed to making more government-held information available to members of the public without requiring them to make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

Renewal SA proactively discloses the overseas travel expenses of all staff, including the Chief Executive.

You can access itemised reports for each month in the current financial year using the PDF links below.

Where the total expenditure is ‘Nil’, no agency budget was spent on overseas travel in that month/year and there is no document to download.

Date of disclosure
Document (click to download)
Financial Year 2019-20
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
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