Critical accommodation project officially unveiled

May 10, 2024 BY

Member for Barker Tony Pasin has joined the Tatiara District Council to officially open the new worker accommodation at Bordertown.

The $680,000 project has built two, four-unit accommodation blocks at the Bordertown Caravan Park to help address the need to accommodate the local workforce.

The project received $335,000 from the former Federal Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) in round five of the program.

The jointly funded project addresses the critical need for accommodation to attract and retain workers to the region.

“Housing supply underpins a regions economic sustainability,” Mr Pasin said. “Without sufficient housing it’s difficult to attract the nurses, doctors, teachers and other vital skills that our regions need.

“Australia’s housing crisis is a significant limiting factor to the economic growth of our regions and one of the biggest barriers to growing the agricultural workforce that Australia needs.”

“I commend the Tatiara District Council for seeking solutions to address the issue locally, including this accommodation project that will cater for a diverse mix of local workers, from nursing students on placement to seasonal harvest workers and permanent employees of the local meat processing plant.”