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Greens welcome housing boost but more funding needed

6 January 2023

The Greens have welcomed news that the State Government will partner with the Federal Government to deliver 130 new social and affordable homes at Eastwood and release 51 homes at a former Housing SA site in Munno Para but say much more is needed to tackle SA’s housing crisis.

"While these announcements are a good first step and we welcome more affordable housing unfortunately this is really just a drop in the ocean in terms of what’s required,” said Greens Housing Spokesperson, Robert Simms MLC.

“Last year the Greens pushed for the State Government to introduce a 75 per cent developer tax on land value increases from rezoning to fund the construction and maintenance of 4000 public homes. The Government should act on this in their next budget to significantly boost public housing stock in SA.”

“With so many South Australians struggling, the Government needs to show real leadership on the housing crisis in 2023.”

Mr Simms also urged the government to act on skyrocketing rent prices by backing the Greens rent control bill.