Regional South Australians are urged to have their say at a series of community forums this month to help shape the state’s housing future.

The forums – to be held over two weeks from 12 August - will give regional communities the chance to put forward their ideas about how to reform the housing system across the housing spectrum, from homelessness to social and affordable housing.

The community’s input will help shape the South Australia’s new State Housing and Homelessness Strategy, which will be finalised and launched by the end of 2019. The strategy will be a 10-year plan to improve housing outcomes for all South Australians.

Community engagement is also underway online at www.talkabout.housing.sa.gov.au and www.yoursay.sa.gov.au until 31 August 2019. Submissions can also be mailed to SA Housing Authority, GPO Box 1669, Adelaide, SA 5001; or emailed to housing.strategy@sa.gov.au

Regional forum details:

For all sessions, drop-in anytime between 4pm-7pm

12 August - Kadina (York and Mid North)

Copper Coast Sport and Leisure Centre

13 August - Port Augusta (Far North)

Central Oval Sporting Facility

14 August - Whyalla (Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula)

The Foreshore Inn

20 August - Berri (Murraylands and Riverland)

The Berri Hotel

21 August - Nuriootpa (Barossa and surrounds)

Soldiers Memorial Hall, 46 Murray St

22 August - Mount Barker (Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and KI)

Cornerstone Wetlands Conference Centre, 68 Adelaide Rd

26 August - Naracoorte (Limestone Coast)

Gordon Conference Rooms 85-87 Gordon St

For more information about the Housing and Homelessness Strategy, visit www.talkabout.housing.sa.gov.au