State-owned housing stock builds

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State-owned housing stock builds

Rapid progress is being made in the delivery of dozens of new homes for frontline workers across regional South Australia, with the State Government providing an update on the project.

Construction is well under way on development sites in the South East, the Copper Coast and Port Augusta, whilst works will begin in the coming days on five homes in the Riverland.

Builders have also just been appointed on key projects at Ceduna and a second project in Mount Gambier which will deliver a further eight homes across these two regions.

Local progress includes in Mount Gambier frames completed on two homes and slabs poured for another two on a four-home development site, while for the second Blue Lake city project a builder has been selected to construct a further two homes on a separate site.

In Bordertown planning is continuing for the delivery of five homes within a 60-lot subdivision.

Seventeen of these new dwellings will be under construction by the end of the financial year, with eight ready to move in by early 2025.

In Mount Gambier, third generation residential builder Empak Homes, has been selected to construct the two new homes on the second site.

It is also managing the scheme’s other housing project in Mount Gambier – construction of those four homes began in late February and the frames are now going up.

The developments form part of the Regional Key Worker Housing Scheme, to address the critical need for affordable and accessible quality housing options for essential workers in country communities.

Minister for Housing and Urban Development Nick Champion said it was encouraging to see such quick progress being made to build key worker houses across the regions in SA.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the first of these new builds completed and ready to house essential government workers early next year,” he said.

“Where possible we are trying to use local companies, employing local trades to build these houses which will increase supply in the area.”

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