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Innovative recovery pods deployed to aid South Australians in post-flood rebuilding efforts

In response to the devastating effects of the River Murray floods, the deployment of Recovery Pods has been announced.

In response to the devastating effects of the River Murray floods, the deployment of Recovery Pods has been announced, designed to provide temporary housing solutions to South Australians who have lost their homes.

So far, six self-contained units have been deployed, with additional pods ready for those in need. The pods, which are converted shipping containers, are equipped with basic amenities such as a toilet, shower, a small kitchen with a fridge, and can accommodate up to four people with beds inside. They also feature a water tank and rely on mains power, with a backup generator to ensure power supply.

The housing solution allows residents to stay close to their properties, allowing for easier management and oversight of the rebuilding or repairing of their homes.

“Our Governments are continuing to work together to get these pods to families that need them to support their current phase of recovery,” Minister for Emergency Management, Murray Watt, said.

“We’re pleased to support this request from the Malinauskas Government and I hope it provides some much-needed peace of mind and assists families to rebuild.

“I’d encourage any landowners who would benefit from the program to get in contact.”

“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 for Housing and Urban Development, Nick 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 qualify for a Recovery Pod, individuals must own the land where their main residence was either destroyed, or rendered uninhabitable because of the floods. Applicants must also show the capability to commence rebuild or repair operations within 12 months of receiving a pod.

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