Most of $25m Spence on Light apartment complex to be set aside for social housing

A 13-storey apartment building offering affordable housing in the city will be named after a pioneering South Australian woman.

The $25 million Spence on Light development will feature 75 apartments on Light Square, including 40 owned by the State Government.

Concept image of the Spence on Light affordable housing development planned for Light Square.
It is named in honour of suffragist Catherine Helen Spence, who advocated for the vote for women and was named among The Advertiser’s list of 125 Ceiling Smashers.

The building’s 75 accessible one and two-bedroom apartments will include 53 affordable and social housing apartments, 16 group apartments and six apartments for people living with disability.

The South Australian Housing Authority has bought 40 of the apartments at a cost of $14.5 million.

ACH Group has bought 16 group apartments and the remainder will be owned by Housing Choices SA.

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Source: The Advertiser