The Economic and Finance Committee has resolved to inquire into and report on:


  • The decreasing availability of affordable housing for both purchase and rental.
  • Housing needs relative to the demand from marginalised groups including those with low income, serious health and disability challenges, and older people – especially older women – with limited private resources.
  • Different housing options required by, and suitable for, marginalised groups in our community.
  • The community expectation that every South Australian should have reasonable access to housing that meets their needs.
  • Key market barriers – including land, labour, and materials – that are limiting the delivery of social and affordable housing even where funding is available.
  • The necessary policy settings – at all levels of government – required to deliver suitable housing outcomes.
  • The economic impacts arising from lack of social and affordable housing, including barriers to economic development in specific locations; and the additional costs on other sectors including but not limited to health, disability, justice, and emergency relief.
  • Innovations in housing that can lower costs, expedite new supply, and deliver a greater diversity of housing options to meet current and emerging trends. * Leveraging of
  • government assets – by all levels of government – to maximise the delivery of additional housing.
  • Partnerships with the social housing providers and the private market to deliver additional social and affordable housing.
  • New approaches to financing and tenure options that increase supply and security of tenure.
  • Any other matter that can deliver better housing outcomes for South Australians.


Any person or organisation wishing to make a submission to the Committee is invited to do so by COB Friday 19 May 2023.


Written submissions should be addressed to:


Parliamentary Officer

Economic and Finance Committee

GPO Box 572 Adelaide SA 5000


All submissions will be made publicly available unless otherwise determined by the Committee.


Further information about the Committee can be found on the Committee’s website at:

Telephone enquiries: (08) 8237 9442

Acknowledgement of Country

The Parliament of South Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the Elders both past and present.