Bringing new life to old places is just one part of the Renewal SA story. As well as constructing new neighbourhoods, the organisation is also upskilling locals through its Works Program.
With projects in Playford Alive, Bowden, Port Adelaide, Woodville West and Tonsley – among several others – Renewal SA has a widespread and ongoing influence in the urban renewal of Adelaide.
While these built environments are visible proof of the organisation’s impact, the agency also has a strong commitment to providing employment and job training opportunities through such urban renewal projects.
“The Works Program is Renewal SA’s training and employment initiative, which was established in 2008 to maximise the community and social inclusion benefits from our urban renewal projects,” Renewal SA’s Training and Employment Initiatives Manager, Samantha Wilson, says.