Development Victoria

Freedom of Information

The Victorian Freedom of Information Act 1982 gives you the right to access certain information contained in documents about the activities of government agencies, including Development Victoria. Further information on the process of making an application under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, together with an overview of our activities and the types of documents we may hold is available below.

How to request documents from Development Victoria 
Under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, you have the right to request information and access documents about your personal affairs and the activities of DV. 

An FOI request needs to be made in writing, should identify as clearly as possible what documents are being requested, and be accompanied by the appropriate application fee (which is currently $29.60). Payment of the application fee can be made by cheque payable to Development Victoria or EFT. For more information or to make payment please contact Development Victoria’s Freedom of Information Officer (email foi@development.vic.gov.au).

Requests for documents should be addressed to:

Development Victoria
Freedom of Information Officer
Level 9, 8 Exhibition Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
General information on lodging requests can be found here: www.foi.vic.gov.au

Former employees' records
DV also holds former employees’ records. You do not ordinarily need to make an FOI request to access these records. Please contact foi@development.vic.gov.au in the first instance and we will direct your request as appropriate.

Freedom of Information Part II Information Statement
The FOI Part II Information Statement demonstrates how Development Victoria (DV) is making information available to the public. Making information easily accessible reduces the need for you to submit requests under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

This website outlines the role of DV and sets out information about key services, functions, reports and outputs.

Organisation and functions of Development Victoria (FOI Statement 1)
Development Victoria is the statutory authority that manages the development and revitalisation of public buildings and land. It provides a single contact point for customers wanting information on public land redevelopment projects.
 
Development Victoria was established in April 2017 with the aim of: 
  • carrying out, managing and/or coordinating property development and social and economic capital works projects that have the objective of optimising the social and economic value of surplus and underutilised Crown land, and other Crown land or public land;
  • providing technical and commercial advice in respect of property development and social and economic capital works projects to Departments and public statutory bodies; and
  • completing certain government and government agency projects including development of the Docklands area, Revitalising Central Dandenong and redeveloping Melbourne Park.

Categories of documents held by Development Victoria (FOI Statement 2)
DV creates a large number of documents and records in the course of its work. DV uses an Electronic Document and Records Management System to classify, store, access and manage a broad range of electronic and hard copy records.

The types of documents that DV handles include:
  • policies, procedures and standards
  • briefings and reports
  • registers
  • correspondence
  • financial records
  • photographs, images, and multimedia objects
  • maps and plans
  • annual reports

Freedom of Information arrangements (FOI Statement 3)
The FOI Act provides members of the public with the right to request certain information. For further information, please refer to above section on how to access our information section.

Publications, rules, policies, procedures and reports (FOI Statements 4, 5 and 6)
Information relating to DV’s organisation and function can be found at various locations, including this website and online publications.

Development Victoria publishes a wide range of information, including certain reports, some of which can be found on this website and do not require an FOI request to be made.

DV is required to report annually in respect of its operations, in accordance with the Financial Management Act 1994. The report of DV’s predecessor, Places Victoria, for the reporting period 1 July 2016 – 31 March 2017 can be found here: Annual Report.

Additional information, specified by Financial Reporting Direction 22C, is available on request to relevant Ministers, Members of Parliament and the public (subject to FOI requirements, if applicable).

Other publications produced by DV which are available through this website are: