Housing – Improved Affordability and Design
RECOMMENDATION 1: Mandated targets for social and affordable housing; with incentives for flexible and diverse housing types. This includes minimum allocation of spending into social housing from federally funded projects (e.g. City Deals) and incentives to ensure all suitable private developments have a minimum percentage of affordable housing.
RECOMMENDATION 2: Ensure good design, improved quality and livability is at the core of the planning system, with incentivized engagement of architects for the design of social, accessible, and affordable housing.
RECOMMENDATION 3: Invest into green building and energy fund to assist homeowners in selecting for new homes and retrofitting for existing homes building.
RECOMMENDATION 4: Review of state infrastructure investment, with greater emphasis placed on social infrastructure. This includes a review and scorecard of the state’s stimulus program delivery.
RECOMMENDATION 5: Commitment to integrated planning of transport infrastructure with due consideration of people and places.
RECOMMENDATION 6: Improved project initiation processes that provide more comprehensive and accurate project briefs and better alignment of scope and budget.
RECOMMENDATION 7: Increase client and community understanding of different procurement methods and impact they have on project delivery and quality1.
RECOMMENDATION 8: Ensure all works for publicly owned assets are procured by suitably qualified professionals with expertise in design and construction contracts.
RECOMMENDATION 9: Review and reset risk allocation in construction projects to better reflect the intent of AS/NZS ISO 31000-2009 Risk management – Principles and guidelines, and to improve outcomes for all project stakeholders.
RECOMMENDATION 10: Improve culture within the construction sector to ensure it is sustainable, has capacity to innovate and grow, and continues to be a key contributor to the South Australian economy.
National Registration Framework (NRF)
RECOMMENDATION 11: Implement a registration framework for South Australian building professionals that is competency based and reflects the recommendations made in the Building Confidence Report.
RECOMMENDATION 12: Recognise the differences in competency, education and professional standards between architects and building designers. Ensure tiered registration framework that reflects this accordingly.