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 South Australian Housing Authority is seeking tenders for Head Contractors to undertake the works, with contracts 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
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.