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More accommodation options for flood impacted locals

May 30, 2024 10:05 am in by
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Over a year on from widespread River Murray flooding in SA, Recovery Pods have been deployed to help those rebuilding.

To date, six of the self-contained homes have been deployed to help individuals and families who lost their primary place of residence, with more still available.

The converted shipping containers can be placed on residents’ properties, keeping them closer to home as their permanent homes are rebuilt or repaired.

The pods are fully self-contained, equipped with a water tank, and operate on mains power with a back-up generator. They include a toilet and shower, a small kitchen with a fridge, as well as up to four internal beds.

Housing Minister Nick Champion said the Recovery Pods provide shelter on properties while owners re-build their homes.

“These Recovery Pods will help property owners and their families to rebuild after the River Murray floods, and make it possible for people to remain on their property as they do so,” Minister Champion said.

“We know that commuting daily to a property from rental accommodation or staying with relatives while rebuilding is both costly and time-consuming, so these pods provide a short-term living solution to make a difficult time a bit easier.”

To be eligible for a Recovery Pod, a recipient must be the owner of land where their principal place of residence has been destroyed or is uninhabitable.

For further information on the Recovery Pod application process please email emergencyrelief@sa.gov.au, or for information on the flood recovery visit recovery.sa.gov.au.

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