The Albanese Labor Government is partnering with the South Australian Labor Government to deliver 40 culturally-appropriate homes in Adelaide for Aboriginal elders.
The independent living units in Bedford Park, are being built with the assistance of a $3 million grant from the National Housing Infrastructure Facility (NHIF).
The Albanese Labor Government unlocked up to $575 million in the NHIF for social and affordable housing in 2022, which has made this funding possible.
The Government has committed an additional $1 billion in the National Housing Infrastructure Facility to support more homes.
The partnership also includes the South Australia Housing Trust and the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation, providing grants of $4 million and $5.17 million respectively.
Across the state, the Albanese Labor Government is working to ensure more South Australians have a safe and affordable place to call home.
The Government has already delivered $135 million through the Social Housing Accelerator, which will help to build at least 230 new social homes across South Australia.
Earlier this month applications opened for the first round of funding for social and affordable homes under the $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) and the National Housing Accord.
This kickstarts the single biggest investment in social and affordable rental housing in more than a decade.
The HAFF and the Accord are important parts of the Albanese Labor Government’s ambitious housing reform agenda, supporting an ongoing pipeline of funding for new homes for Australians who need them.
Together, the investments will fund 40,000 social and affordable rental homes across the country.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing Julie Collins MP:
“These new homes underline the Albanese Labor Government’s commitment to providing secure housing to more Australians.We’re proud to be working with partners on this important project for Aboriginal elders in South Australia.
This is exactly what the Albanese Labor Government will achieve through our new historic investments in housing including the $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund and $2 billion Social Housing Accelerator.
Our ambitious housing reform agenda is working across the board - with more help for homebuyers, more help for renters and more help for South Australians needing a safe place for the night.”
Quotes attributable to South Australian Minister for Human Services Nat Cook MP:
“We are so pleased to work in collaboration with the federal government and all our partners to create this wonderful community – it shows what can be achieved when governments come together and partner with Aboriginal people and organisations.
This new village at Warriparinga, a culturally significant place, will be home to Elders who can live on country in secure and safe housing, on the Adelaide Plains where Kaurna people have gathered for thousands of years.
I am proud to be part of a team including both state and federal Labor governments that are making significant investments in social and affordable housing to help communities across the country and reverse years of Liberals’ neglect.”
Quotes attributable to Federal Member for Boothby, Louise Miller-Frost MP:
“Having worked in the housing and homeless sector for many years, I am really pleased to see yet another social housing project fast tracked under the Albanese Federal Government and the Malinauskas State Government.
People experiencing homelessness and housing stress have waited long enough after years of neglect under the Liberal government.
The Albanese Government’s Social Housing Accelerator, Housing Australia Future Fund and National Housing Accord will deliver thousands of new social and affordable homes across Australia, and it can’t happen soon enough.”