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Renewal SA has released its new Strategic Plan for 2023-2026, spelling out its actions that will deliver greater liveability, sustainability and affordability for South Australians.

The plan commits the organisation to five strategic priorities, as articulated by Renewal SA’s Board Presiding Member Stephen Hains AM.

Affordable housing

We must increase the supply, availability and diversity of affordable housing, from detached dwellings to townhouses and apartments, for purchase and rent. This will be delivered through genuine partnerships with private investors, developers, builders, government agencies and community housing providers.

Renewal SA activities will increase land supply across the state, facilitate largescale projects with optimal delivery models, and ensure innovative and collaborative practices. Eight key affordable housing projects will lead this boost in supply including projects at Bowden, Tapangka on Franklin Street, Noarlunga, Playford Alive and Prospect.

Creating communities

It’s not just about delivering houses – Renewal SA is developing high-quality urban infill and growth projects designed for connected, well-serviced and sustainable mixed-use communities.

There is a pipeline of projects that are planned around transport, open space, public amenities, and lifestyle attractions. These details are informed by engagement with the local community, traditional custodians and our development partners. Among the new communities are residential developments at Noarlunga, Prospect, Aldinga, Onkaparinga Heights, Forestville and Oakden.

Regional development

Although Renewal SA has historically been focused on the greater Adelaide region, there is now an increased need to support population growth and economic activity in regional South Australia where acute housing stress is also being felt.

The Office for Regional Housing has been established to drive critical and efficient development through the Regional Key Worker Scheme, which will deliver rental accommodation for government workers such as police and teachers, and by collaborating with councils, private developers and builders on local initiatives.

Industry and precincts

Beyond housing, Renewal SA will support employment growth and economic activity via its industrial and commercial developments in a bid to accelerate investment in sectors of competitive advantage such as defence, space, advanced manufacturing, healthcare and renewable energy and technology.

This includes facilitating the supply and rezoning of land in strategic locations, and utilising existing landholdings, to develop precincts that support key industries such as innovation and defence.

Sustainable future

The government is committed to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050 and to support this, Renewal SA will design and operationalise a sustainability strategy with clear measures around environmental, social and economic targets. Renewal SA will also take on a demonstrative leadership role for industry to share learnings and shift standards.

The Renewal SA Strategic Plan 2023-2026 also articulates the foundational elements that sit beneath the delivery of these strategic priorities.

These strategic foundations are:

  • People, the employees whose skills, dedication and drive push us forward
  • Partnerships, where industry, private sector and all levels of government collaborate for mutually beneficial outcomes
  • Diversity and inclusion, ensuring opportunities are offered equitably and learning from all people
  • Accountability, ensuring we are commercially and financially effective
  • Business improvement, continuously seeking to improve operations and enhance performance, and
  • Reconciliation, working with ongoing respect and consideration of traditional custodians.

Read the full Strategic Plan here.

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