SOUTH Australian Social Housing Minister Ian Hunter last week announced that new legislation will be developed to support the growth of not-for-profit housing in South Australia.
Mr Hunter said the new legislation will recognise the importance of not-for-profit housing providers and encourage innovative developments and foster partnerships in the sector to increase the supply of social and affordable housing.
The Minister said that since the Cooperative and Community Housing Act came into effect in 1991, the sector has grown and developed significantly, with new legislation needed to secure its long-term future in South Australia.
"Developing this new legislation will take time and we are keen to hear from existing and future not for profit housing providers, as well as industry bodies and those interested in the development of the not for profit housing sector," Mr Hunter said.
An information session will be held on 20 August 2012 providing a general overview of the State Government's vision for the sector and key elements of the legislative reform.
South Australian not-for-profit housing providers and peak bodies will receive a letter from Housing SA inviting them to attend the session.