Homelessness represents an ongoing challenge for our city and there is a shortage of long term affordable housing options and accommodation for people in need. With prefabricated (or modular) housing we could build more affordable housing for half the cost and in much less time than traditional housing construction.
If elected I will lobby Council to set targets for prefabricated housing to encourage this kind of development.
Quick facts about prefabricated housing:
– For under $100,000 a two bedroom house can be manufactured and installed. For instance, in Perth a prefabricated house was recently delivered in just 14 weeks.
– Modern prefabricated housing looks like conventional housing and could be built to suit ‘the look and feel’ of Adelaide, complimenting the heritage values of existing properties.
– The high level of insulation means that this housing uses just 10% of the energy of a 5 star home so it’s much more affordable to heat and cool throughout the year.
– Prefabricated housing is made from sustainable materials (eg: local sustainable plantation timber) which means it has less of an environmental impact than conventional housing.
– In addition to helping people and our environment, increased investment in prefabricated housing could also create local jobs, stimulating our economy.