Builders sought to deliver massive public housing pipeline

SA Gov

A record call-out for builders to deliver the first real increase of public housing in a generation is underway, with construction tenders now open in the next stage of the Government commitment.

Tenders for 167 public homes to be built across the state – worth between $50 million and $60 million – have been released. The mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes are being built across dozens of metropolitan suburbs, as well as seven regional areas, with both lists available below.

Since the 2022 election, the Malinauskas Labor government has committed an extra $232.7 million for public housing that is supporting 564 extra new homes and major upgrades to 350 vacant properties. In addition to massive new investment, the government has cancelled the planned sale of 580 public housing properties.

Under the government’s additional investment, 60 homes have been completed and tenanted, 152 homes are under construction, and 71 homes are included in this current tender. Once contracts are awarded over the next three months, 283 homes will be completed or under construction.

Another 154 homes linked to the new investment will be tendered and start construction over the coming year, with land already selected to ensure the homes are built as quickly as possible.

The SA Housing Authority is building more than 1,000 new homes over four years under its ongoing capital programs and the government’s additional investment. This number will grow further after South Australia secured another $135.8 million from the Commonwealth for social housing and the first round of applications of the Commonwealth’s $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund are now open.

Tenders for this round close on 20 March 2024. To find out how to become one of the SAHA’s pre-qualified builders, visit Pre-qualified Builders and Suppliers List | SA Housing Authority.

As put by Nat Cook

We are making strong progress on our commitment to deliver the first real increase of public housing in more than three decades.

This record release marks the next stage in our Government providing safe, secure housing for more South Australians who face barriers to long-term housing stability.

I’m calling on local builders to help us complete the significant project pipeline we are rolling out, as we work with the Federal Government to secure future investment and further boost the state’s public housing supply.

As put by SA Housing Trust Board Presiding Member Mary Patetsos

If you are a South Australian builder, now is the time to work with us to re-build public housing in this state. While we support your business with a pipeline of work, you are part of improving public housing for South Australians.

Metropolitan areas for new public housing being built:

Morphett Vale, Blair Athol, Kilburn, Enfield, Ingle Farm, Parafield Gardens, Ferryden Park, Croydon Park, Evanston, Kurralta Park, Munno Para, Salisbury, Brahma Lodge, Elizabeth North, Elizabeth Downs, Alberton, Taperoo, Dover Gardens, Clovelly Park, Somerton Park, Croydon Park, Woodville North, Woodville South, Croydon Park, Prospect, Brompton, Kilburn, Blair Athol, Mile End, Rostrevor, Paralowie, Modbury North, Gilles Plains, Edwardstown, Seaford Rise, Park Holme and West Richmond.

Regional areas for new public housing being built:

Wallaroo, Moonta, Clare, Kadina, Whyalla Stuart, Whyalla Norrie and Mount Gambier.

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