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Common Ground on Franklin

This development site, above the Central Bus Station, started offering housing to tenants in February 2008.

The site includes 39 units comprising one-bedroom apartments and 24 studio apartments, each with kitchen, bathroom and laundry.

Common Ground Light Square

The 52 unit Light Square complex opened in early 2011.
The site consists of a heritage-listed four storey building with an adjacent five level, new purpose-built building.

The Light Square property comprises communal spaces for tenants including and art studio, community area with computers, cafe-style common area and kitchen, a dental treatment room, allied health services, social and vocational services.

Common Ground Port Augusta

This was the first regional Common Ground development in Australia and first Australian Common Ground ‘scatter site’, with the units spread across two sites - Boston Street and Augusta Terrace. The two sites have been developed specifically to address the needs to local homeless Aboriginal people.

Fifteen newly renovated units in Boston Street mainly house working people and students who can live independently with minimal support. Te high-quality renovation is a mix of one and two bedroom units and is surrounded by native landscaping with views to the Flinders Ranges.

The Augusta Terrace site is located next to the Port Augusta TAFE and close to the town centre. It comprises 20 brand new units and a common room/office designed to blend into the desert surroundings and includes energy efficient features, creative landscaping and commissioned artwork by the local aboriginal community.

The Salvation Army is the Support Service provider for Common Ground in Port Augusta with Housing Management provided by Wesley Country Housing.

Common Ground Mellor Street

The $15.5 million, seven storey development has been built on the former Balfours site opposite Common Ground Light Square. It comprises 52 apartments - some with two bedrooms enabling single parent families to be among the residents. The first tenants began moving into Common Ground Mellor Street in late 2014.

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