Premier Jay Weatherill and Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis will be called to give evidence before the Select Committee into the sale of State Government owned land at Gillman.
The Committee will invite former head of Renewal SA, Fred Hansen, to give evidence before moving back to the United States of America in the week beginning 2 June.
The Committee has resolved to ask for all copies of documents relating to the Inquiry’s terms of reference from Renewal SA, Department of Treasury and Finance, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Office of the Premier, Office of the Treasurer and Office of the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure.
The Committee has also resolved to ask all Renewal SA Board Members at the time the decision was taken to give evidence.
The Committee – established to investigate the Weatherill Labor Government’s decision to sell 400Ha of land at Gillman to a private consortium without offering the land via public sale – met for the first time today to organise its establishment and administration.
The Select Committee consists of the Hon. John Darley, the Hon. Kyam Maher, the Hon. Rob Lucas, the Hon. Andrew McLachlan and the Hon. Tung Ngo.
“A range of probity and financial questions have arisen from the Weatherill Government’s decision to sell the Gillman site to Adelaide Capital Partners (ACP), which this Committee will investigate,” said Committee Chair Rob Lucas.
“South Australian taxpayers deserve to know whether or not they received the best value for money.
“The Parliamentary Committee will investigate whether Premier Weatherill and Minister Koutsantonis followed proper process and whether the deal they struck was the best outcome for South Australia.”