Committee to help improve housing outcomes

A new committee has been formed which will help advise the South Australian Housing Trust Board on matters about improving housing outcomes for Aboriginal people.

Appointed committee members have been approached because of their experience and expertise.

Committee members are:

  • Shona Reid (Chairperson), South Australian Housing Trust Board member
  • Dr Roger Thomas, Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement
  • April Lawrie, Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People
  • Olive Bennell, Anglicare
  • Deb Moyle, Red Cross
  • Eunice Aston, business owner
  • Klynton Wanganeen, CEO Narungga Nation Aboriginal Corporation
  • Wayne Miller, CEO Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation
  • Zibeon Fielding, Nganampa Health
  • Kyran Dixon, Ernst & Young

The State Government will use information and suggestion from the committee to achieve targets such as recruiting and retaining Aboriginal staff at SA Housing Authority and shaping a new housing and homelessness strategy.

Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said the committee would also help with the development of an Aboriginal housing strategy.

"I look forward to working with our new Aboriginal advisory committee as we work together to improve housing outcomes for Aboriginal people in South Australia - that is our aim," Ms Lensink said.

"We want to ensure we continue to meet the needs of Aboriginal South Australians and there is no doubt the board will benefit hugely from this specialist guidance and insight when they consider new housing policy and services.

"The members of this new committee will bring together a broad range of expertise and experience to inform the Board's strategic priorities and will assist in direct engagement with Aboriginal communities."