SA-first initiative: Housing Authority begins work on $19 million purpose-built apartments for older people

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The SA Housing Authority, an independent organisation that delivers housing services for lower income South Australians, will build the new apartments as part of an affordable public housing project dedicated to people aged over 55.

Three apartment buildings, comprising 59 apartments in total, will be built across the inner-Adelaide suburbs of South Plympton, Prospect and Blair Athol.

All 59 apartments will have “a wide range of age-specific design elements” including stepless entry, provision for hand rails in bathrooms and larger spaces to allow the manoeuvring of mobility devices – similar to what you would see in other seniors projects.

As we reported here, the State Government and Housing Authority also recently partnered with Housing Choices South Australia and not-for-profit organisation, ACH Group, to build a 53-apartment, $25 million affordable housing project in Adelaide CBD – with 16 apartments for older people.

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