Full Court Minute Books

Case A29-2015

Acquista Investments Pty Ltd & Anor v. The Urban Renewal Authority & Ors

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

20/07/2015 Supreme Court of South Australia (Vanstone J, Lovell J, Debelle J)

[2015] SASCFC 91


Administrative law – Judicial review – Grounds of review – Delegation of power - Where first respondent entered into a deed with the Minister for State Development and third respondent to grant third respondent options to purchase 407 hectares of land owned by first respondent – Where Cabinet had made decision to enter into Deed, purportedly on behalf of first respondent - Where applicants had previously expressed interest in purchasing the property – Whether the decision of first respondent to entered into a deed granting third respondent options to purchase is amendable to judicial review – Whether a valid delegation and exercise of power under relevant legislation or executive power occurred – Whether decision to enter into deed was legally unreasonable and ultra vires in circumstances.

Short Particulars


13/11/2015 Hearing (SLA, Canberra v/link Adelaide)

26/11/2015 Notice of appeal

18/12/2015 Written submissions (Appellants)

18/12/2015 Chronology (Appellants)

22/01/2016 Written submissions (Third Respondents)

27/01/2016 Written submissions (First and Second Respondents)

05/02/2016 Reply

04/04/2016 Notice of Discontinuance

13/04/2016 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) - VACATED

27/04/2016 Hearing (Single Justice, Melbourne v/link Adelaide)