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Performance at a glance

During 2018-19, the Authority accomplished a number of achievements/highlights.

  • Welcomed a new SAHT Board, bringing together a broad range of new skills and experience.
  • Supported the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute to audit the State’s housing assets and map future demand.
  • Work commenced to develop a new State Housing, Homelessness and Support Strategy.
  • Secured $75 million for remote Indigenous housing with $37.5 million from the Commonwealth Government matched by the State Government.
  • Finalised remote housing gains through the National Partnerships which saw the construction of the remaining four new houses and one upgraded house.
  • Began planning for the development of a new Aboriginal Housing Strategy, to enable a more tailored approach specific to the housing needs of Aboriginal people.
  • An Aboriginal Advisory Committee was also appointed, with representation from a wide skills base across metropolitan, regional and remote South Australia.
  • Continued constructing apartment blocks designed specifically for older tenants with the first apartments, located in Blair Athol completed.
  • Implemented a new Antisocial Behaviour policy making it clear, what anti-social behaviours are not acceptable from tenants.
  • Expanded the Domestic Violence Crisis Line from business hours to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Started the refurbishment and fitting of public housing properties with security upgrades to support women to live independently but safely.
  • Progressed a Request for Proposal for the interest free loans to non-government organisations to fund domestic violence capital projects including expansions, renovations and capital upgrades.
  • Activated Code Blue as needed to support people experiencing homeless during periods of extreme weather.
  • Provided support to Queensland with emergency relief operations to assist in flood recovery efforts.