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Question: West End Brewery Site

14 September 2023

The Hon. R.A. SIMMS (14:58): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question without notice to the minister representing everybody, the Attorney-General, on the topic of the West End Brewery site.

Leave granted.

The Hon. R.A. SIMMS: It was reported in the Adelaide Advertiser online this morning that Renewal SA is the preferred bidder for the prime 8.4-hectare West End Brewery site, and the government's intention is now to engage private developers to construct housing to increase supply to help address our state's housing crisis. My question to the minister is: what percentage of the new dwellings on this site does the government intend to be for affordable housing and what percentage is intended for social housing, and will the government commit to building more than the 15 per cent currently required?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:58): I thank the honourable member for his question. I don't think it will surprise him to know that I don't have an answer for him right now. I will refer it to the appropriate minister, which I am pretty sure will be the Hon. Nick Champion, and bring back a reply, to the extent that one can be brought back. I am not sure what stage of planning it is up to with Renewal SA's bid for that site. I think they are the preferred bidder and, as I understand it, I don't think negotiations have been completed yet, so it might be that I have nothing to bring back, but if there is anything at this stage, I am happy to do so.