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To be sustainable and achieve the best outcomes for all stakeholders, it is critical that we are able to evolve and adapt to change as implementation progresses.

The following approaches will be developed over the next 12 months to ensure flexibility is built into the implementation process:

  • Housing supply and investment coordination focusing on Strategy 1: housing market
  • Prevention Plan focusing on Strategy 2: affordable housing
  • Integration Plan focusing on Strategy 4: homelessness and support services
  • Modernisation Plan focusing on Strategy 5: social housing

Each plan will respond to Strategy 3 to ensure a joined up system that enables pathways.  Each of the key plans will require collaboration and contribution from all stakeholders across the housing sector.

An Aboriginal Housing Strategy will also be delivered by SA Housing
Authority at the end 2020 to address the housing aspirations and challenges faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


The Strategy will be reviewed annually to ensure it is monitored, evaluated and adjusted as additional data becomes available and conditions change.

Key partners and stakeholders involved in the housing ecosystem will be part of the review process to ensure collaboration is occurring successfully and that expectations are being met.

Responsibilities of key partners in South Australia’s housing ecosystem are listed below.

Government of South Australia
  • Jointly funds and sets policy with the federal government to facilitate new supply
    and deliver housing and homelessness services
  • The collection of data from housing and homelessness providers
  • Manages land use, supply, development, urban planning and infrastructure policy, along with tenancy regulation and housing related taxes and charges
Federal Government
  • Jointly funds and sets policy with the Government of South Australia to facilitate
    new supply and deliver housing and homelessness services
  • Regulates income support, Commonwealth Rent Assistance and taxation
    Provides aged care programs, including residential aged care
  • Manages the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation
  • Administers the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Collects and publishes housing, homelessness and housing affordability data
    with a range of other entities
Local Government
  • Regulate statutory planning, development processes, building approvals,
    rates and charges and land use planning
Community Sector 
(including community housing providers, providers of supported accommodation and crisis shelters)
  • Provides social housing, specialist housing and homelessness support services
  • Delivers new social and affordable housing supply
Building Industry
(including developers)
  • Delivers new social and affordable housing supply
  • Releases land and residential subdivisions
Private Landlords/Agents
  • Provide access into rental accommodation
  • Invests in development of new supply
  • Advocate on behalf of those in need of housing and homelessness services

Through transparent collaboration between the private, non-government and government sectors and the wider community, this Strategy is the response to the changing housing needs of South Australians over the next 10 years.  While the systematic change will be implemented in the years to 2030, the effects will be enjoyed for generations of South Australians to come.

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