SA Public Housing Maintenance and Services contracts

SA Public Housing Maintenance and Services contracts

The South Australian Government has committed $900 million to undertake a program of maintenance works and services across 35,000 social and public housing dwellings in the state. The contracts are to be split across six metropolitan and regional areas:

  • Southern Metropolitan and Fleurieu: 6,574 dwellings
  • Western Metropolitan: 7,267 dwellings
  • Eastern Metropolitan and Hills: 6,055 dwellings
  • Northern Metropolitan and Barossa: 7,549 dwellings
  • South East and Riverland: 2,518 dwellings, and
  • Western Country and Far North: 5,379 dwellings

Where a tenderer is awarded to more than one of the areas, they will be combined as a single contract

The proposed term for the contracts is six years, with an option for a two-year extension. Works will include maintenance to kitchens, bathrooms and laundries, painting, and replacement of broken roofs, windows, floors and fencing.

The properties, all owned by the SA Housing Trust, include both tenanted and vacant dwellings of varying size and age. Maintenance work required has been specified across the following categories:

  • responsive maintenance
  • planned and preventative maintenance
  • upgrades and capital maintenance, and
  • vacancy property maintenance.

Key Dates

Jun 2021 RFT Open
Jun 2021 Project Announcement
Aug 2021 RFT Close
Mar 2022 Expected Contract Award
Sep 2022 Contract Award: Metropolitan Areas
Sep 2022 Contract Award
Jan 2023 Expected Construction Commencement
Jan 2031 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

SA Government


Procuring Agency: South Australian Housing Authority
Successful Tenderer: Spotless Facilities Services – a subsidiary of Downer EDI was awarded the contract for the Southern Metropolitan and Fleurieu; Western Metropolitan; Eastern Metropolitan and Hills; and Northern Metropolitan and Barossa regions. Torrens Facility Management was awarded the contract for the South East and Riverland regions, and RTC Facilities Maintenance (SA) was awarded the contract for the Western Country and Far North regions.


Jun 2021 The South Australian Government announced $900 million in funding towards the maintenance contracts.
Jun 2021 The South Australian Housing Authority called for tenders for the six maintenance contracts.
Sep 2022 Spotless Facilities Services Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Downer EDI Limited, was awarded a $630 million contract for the maintenance of the dwellings in all four metropolitan areas - Southern Metropolitan and Fleurieu, Western Metropolitan, Eastern Metropolitan and Hills, and Northern Metropolitan and Barossa. The contract term was announced as seven and a half years, expecting to commence in January 2023.
Sep 2022 The South Australian Government awarded three contracts for maintenance services across all six regions.
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
Service Contract |
South Australia |
Government resources
SA Housing Authority
Tender notices