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Incorporating Port Augusta, Melrose, Whyalla, Booleroo Centre, Peterborough, Port Pirie, Laura, Gladstone, Jamestown, Burra, Saddleworth
102 homes (80 Unity Housing; 22 market)
60 rented to key workers and 20 to older South Australians and people living with a disability
Devine Group; Rossdale Homes and Wahlstedt Quality Homes; HomeStart Finance
2015 AHI Award of Excellence: Housing Development; 2015 PowerHousing Award: Leadership and Innovation
Unity Housing’s Northern Region Affordable Rental Initiative delivers in 11 communities in the mid-north region. This project supported expanding industries and fostered economic development for regional South Australia.
The projects also offered each of the 80 homes a 1.5kW photovoltaic solar generation system to reduce tenant electricity bills by up to 50 per cent.
The project is an innovative partnership driven by Unity Housing between the Commonwealth Government, the South Australian State Government, regional councils, the corporate sector and Regional Development Australia.