Launch of the South Australian Aboriginal Housing Strategy 2021 – 2031
The SA Housing Authority reached an important milestone on 27 May, with the release of our state’s first South Australian Aboriginal Housing Strategy 2021-2031 – outlining actions that will deliver significant change and tangible outcomes for Aboriginal peoples.
The delivery of the strategy will see Aboriginal peoples within South Australia have equitable access to safe, secure and affordable homes; achieved through shared decision making and culturally informed services, to maintain Aboriginal peoples personal and cultural wellbeing.
For more information on the strategy and to view a short video from the Head of Aboriginal Housing, Kuyani Arrernte woman Erin Woolford and Chief Executive Michael Buchan.
An Expressions of Interest process has now begun, calling for three Aboriginal communities to trial the first Local Decision-Making Frameworks.
Local Decision-Making, also known as ‘shared decision-making’, is the process that the South Australian Housing Authority (the Authority) will implement so that local Aboriginal communities can participate in making decisions about what, and how, housing services are delivered in your communities.
The Local Decision Making Framework and partnership agreements are via an opt in expression of interest process and this is phase one. Further phases will be rolled out progressively, with the commitment to have frameworks in place with all interested Aboriginal communities over the life of the Aboriginal Housing Strategy.
Communities that would like to talk about Local Decision-Making are asked to complete an expression of interest form. There are also video resources to help explain local decision making (English version).
Two additional information sessions have been set to assist communities with any additional questions or queries regarding the EoI process. These sessions can also be used to help with a process-check, so that all communities can feel confident that supports are in place, should they be needed to be able to respond to the EoI.
Additional session times are:
- Thursday 8 July (11:30am – 12:30pm) – Metropolitan and regional communities.
- Friday 9 July (11:30am – 12:30pm) – Remote communities – Mr. Rameth Thomas of Tjala will be assisting with language translation.
Please direct any questions outside of these sessions to:
Tender Contact Details (for all Tender enquiries):
Mr. Kat Moo, Senior Procurement Advisor