Shaping South Australia's housing future

A new strategy for South Australia's housing system is currently being established and the State Government is looking for input in its development.

Forums are being held in regional areas this month to allow communities and key stakeholders to put forward their ideas on how the housing system could be updated and made more relevant.

From homelessness to social and affordable housing, the public can also submit ideas through the yourSAy website.

Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said community input would help develop a strategy which would be used over the next decade.

"We face a range of complex housing challenges in South Australia and the current system is not working as well as it could be," she said.

"We need to change the way we do things and this needs to be done collaboratively across government, the non-for-profit sector, business and the community if we want to improve housing outcomes for South Australians.

"The strategy will be a long-term plan to reform the state's housing system. It will position us to better respond to current and future housing needs, so it is crucial people take this opportunity to have their say."

Regional community drop-ins are between 4pm and 7pm at:

August 12 - Kadina (York and Mid North), Copper Coast Sport and Leisure Centre

August 13 -Port Augusta (Far North), Central Oval Sporting Facility

August 14 -Whyalla (Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula), The Foreshore Inn

August 20 - Berri (Murraylands and Riverland), The Berri Hotel

August 21 - Nuriootpa (Barossa and surrounds), Soldiers Memorial Hall, 46 Murray St.

August 22 -Mount Barker (Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and KI), Cornerstone Wetlands Conference Centre, 68 Adelaide Rd.

August 26 -Naracoorte (Limestone Coast), Gordon Conference Rooms 85-87 Gordon St

For more information or to make a statement visit talkabout.housing.sa.gov.au or Yoursay.sa.gov.au or email housing.strategy@sa.gov.au.

This story Help shape our housing future first appeared on The Murray Valley Standard.