In The Media | 15 June 2015

Abandoned school sites could be given new life under housing plan for elderly and disabled people

A FORMER young South Australian Citizen of the Year is developing plans to turn vacant former school sites in the northern suburbs into housing for people on low-incomes.

Paul Rosenzweig, 26, said he was working on a business model for the former Smithfield Plains High site on Beaumont Rd, which closed in 2011.

“I believe the school property would be the perfect place to set up a disability and mature aged-friendly affordable housing,” Mr Rosenzweig said.

Under his plan, the school’s existing buildings would be retained and converted into community housing.

Source: The Daily Telegraph