Fifty more SA Housing Trust homes have finished being built, bringing the total to 75 new homes that have been completed throughout metropolitan Adelaide, as well as in country areas since the project began.
So far properties are already complete in suburbs such as Angle Park, Clearview, Cumberland Park, Elizabeth Vale, Enfield, Kilburn, Findon, Greenacres, Klemzig, McCracken, Morphett Vale, Mount Gambier, Northfield, Para Hills, Parafield Gardens, Peterhead, Plympton Park, Port Augusta, Seaton, Smithfield Plains, Stirling North, Whyalla Stuart and Woodville West.
With the majority of materials being used to build the new homes either sourced, value-added or manufactured in South Australia and contracts already awarded to 35 South Australian-based building companies, the project is providing a valuable boost to the local economy.
The $208 million 1000 Homes in 1000 Days initiative also supported about 400 jobs last year and is expected to support about 500 jobs a year in 2017 and 2018.
The 1000 days homes are being built through Renewal SA as part of the wider Renewing Our Streets and Suburbs project, which includes the renewal of 4500 Housing Trust properties within 10 kilometres of the Adelaide CBD.