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At the end of 2018, AnglicareSA was excited to announce the acquisition of a portion of the old Coca Cola Amatil site.

This means it has now secured three key metropolitan sites in an effort to achieve the long-term sustainability of its services for the South Australian community.

AnglicareSA Board Chair, Bruce Linn said the three sites were strategically located across northern, central and southern Adelaide.

Mr Linn said the Board’s objective to secure long-term sites is a strategic investment to future-proof the provision of much-needed services for the community.

 “Ultimately, these acquisitions will also result in significant financial savings and improved efficiency in the delivery of services,” Mr Linn said.

“As South Australia’s largest social services provider, we have a duty to maintain robust financial responsibility and governance in order to continue our important work across the state.”

The Central and Southern Sites

AnglicareSA CEO Peter Sandeman said the central site at Thebarton would be developed for future affordable and social housing and a services hub. 

“The southern site, in Noarlunga, is close to public transport and an easy location for clients to visit,” Mr Sandeman said. 

“A variety of services will operate from the new location.

“Owning the central and southern sites, rather than renting, will deliver long-term cost savings and secure our presence in these communities, as well as allowing us greater flexibility to meet changing community needs.”

The 9,500m2 central site includes a car park and storage building south of the old Coca Cola factory’s bottling plant.

The Northern Site

In the north, where community need is at an all-time high, AnglicareSA has secured a 99-year lease for a site in Elizabeth. 

“This allows us to develop and expand our services and infrastructure on this site, safe in the knowledge that we will be there for the long haul,” Mr Sandeman said.

“Such sound investments are part of AnglicareSA’s long-term strategic plan to ensure our sustainability so that we can always be here to provide the care and support to South Australians when they need it most.”

The Elizabeth Mission hosts a range of vital community services in Adelaide’s north.

The Three Key Sites

AnglicareSA have secured:

  • the purchase of 1-13 Light Terrace, Thebarton, a site adjacent to the recently closed Coca Cola Amatil manufacturing facility;
  • the purchase of a site in Noarlunga;
  • and a 99-year lease at Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth.