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Specialist Disability Accommodation Builders & Providers

Providing Specialist Disability Accommodation

Because We Care For Your ‘Special Needs’!
We are based in Melbourne, working

Specialist disability accommodation (SDA) new homes.

  • House extensions.
  • Bathroom alterations and renovations.
  • Accessible open plan kitchens for wheelchairs.
  • Access ramps and lifting equipment.
  • Widening of doorways and passageways.
  • Motion lighting.
  • Disability friendly plumbing fixtures and fittings.
  • Wheelchair friendly timber decks and outdoor areas.

If you are in need of modifications to your home to assist you with a better way of living please visit the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) website for more information on the services that can be provided.

Australian Federal Government commits $700m p.a. to funding SDA for next 20 years

For over a year, our team conducted focus groups within the disability sector, working in partnership with NDIS approved housing providers and accountants in preparation of the 2019 rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme – Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) into Queensland. We believe we are at the forefront of the NDIS SDA rollout and encourage you to investigate this most worthy of property investments with significant upside for not only yourself but our community.

The NDIS backstory: The UN – The rights of persons with disabilities:

The Australian Government was one of the first countries in the world to be a signatory of the ‘UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’. The Federal Government via the NDIS SDA program have committed $700,000,000.00 annually for the next 20 years through directing substantial ‘rental assistance’ to generously compensate ‘SDA investors’ who specifically invest in compliant homes to drastically increase suitable housing supply. Link to UN Charter

What is the NDIS / SDA?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a Federal Act developed in 2013 to allow people with a disability to exercise choice and control about matters that affect them- such as their housing. ‘SDA’ (Specialist Disability Accommodation) refers to accommodation for people who require specialist housing solutions – not readily available in the traditional Australian rental market. As of January 1st, 2019 SDA funding is now rolling out in Queensland.

A massive under supply:

Studies in March 2018 found there is a major shortfall of disability accommodation in Australia, so to meet the demand there needs to be a 60% increase in the number of available homes. Read the full findings here: NDIS SDA housing shortfall
Currently, there are over 28,000 Australians with a disability that the NDIS has identified as living in inappropriate accommodation. The NDIS SDA funding is to encourage property investors and institutions to build more disabled centric homes. Sadly there are also 6,000+ young Australian’s who are currently living in aged care facilities due to a lack of housing options and this number is increasing by 50 young Australians a week.
SBS video: Young People with Disabilities Trapped in Aged Care.
SDA National Conference. Ministers speech
Minister Fletcher speech in Parliament

SDA SMARTHOMES: ‘High Physical Support’ certified:

Thanks to generous NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation funding, our High Physical Support Platinum Three Four bedroom plus carer home can achieve yields up to 14% gross and approx 12% NET* depending on the price of the land. Total package prices vary from approx. $850,000 to $1,000,000 as a guide, to receive gross annual income of approx. $131,500 pa. This comprises of funding from the NDIS for each of your 3 x NDIS SDA residents (exact NDIS payment varies by region, dwelling type & individual tenants SDA category – i.e. Fully Accessible or High Physical Support) and $186 p.w from each participants’ Disability Pension & Commonwealth Rent Assistance (known as the Reasonable Rental Contribution). The annual income of $131,500 pa quoted is specifically from the NDIS income calculator May 2021.

SDA Smart Homes are executed via a standard house and land contract with stamp duty only payable on the land component saving you over $18,000.00 in initial costs. Land is selected in partnership with the NDIS sector and our owners. In short the Federal Government has created the SDA funding model to attract new property investors into this worthy sector.

Should you choose to proceed, your SDA investment home when built could take three young Australians out of inappropriate aged care and place them in a far more appropriate new home along with housing there Carer. Such a worthy cause enhanced by the knowledge that over the next 2 decades of ownership, the SDA Commonwealth funding model could pay you around $2,000,000.00 to provide this specialist disability housing opportunity. That’s the transaction summary in a nutshell.

The Australian property industry and media are largely silent or ignorant to the NDIS SDA opportunity however we are not alone in identifying the SDA funding incentive as an attractive long term opportunity. The one difference with SDA SMART HOMES however is that you own the home and receive the attractive SDA income via our NDIS Home provider partnership– not the institutions. Refer attached Financial Review article and link here: Group kickstarts $1b for homes with disabilities 22.02.19

*12%pa Net yields based on a ‘Platinum 221’ SDA Smart Home purchase price $926,200 turn key in Brisbane South with 2 x High Physical Support + 1 x Fully Accessible SDA Participants. Investor requirements: $100,000 + p.a. income and $300,000+ FREE equity.

Note: Yields & returns may vary depending on the location and size of the home selected. While all care has been taken to provide accurate figures, we do not guarantee the outcome and recommend you seek independent financial advice. All information is correct at the time of publication but subject to change without notice.

Inclusions specifically

selected to not only meet the SDA requirements, but offer a level of flexibility to those who require High Physical Support living that has not been available until now… every detail has been considered to offer security, privacy & maximise accessibility.

  • 2, 3 & 4 bedroom + OOA designs available
  • iSaint Assistive Technology package (click here to view)
  • Free wifi for residents & Support Workers
  • Accessible bathrooms – Hobless shower, pedestal sink, hand rails with additional wall reinforcement, shower seat
  • Custom Accessible kitchen – Adjustable height bench section, room for wheelchair under sink & cooktop, side opening oven, pull out style pantry
  • Structural provision for ceiling hoists to bedrooms & en-suits
  • Large bedroom sizes
  • Wide hallways
  • Wide doorways
  • Large garage
  • Easy circulation space in living, kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms & outdoor area
  • Under cover spacious entry, step free transition
  • Stone bench-tops
  • Accessible window and door handles
  • D-style rocker action light & power point switches
  • Neutral color schemes
  • Timber look non slip flooring throughout (except wet areas)
  • A/C to each bedroom + living
  • TV & data point to each bedroom + living
  • Non-slip tiles to wet areas
  • Quality stainless kitchen appliances
  • Ceiling fans to carer room (plan specific), living room & alfresco
  • Wall fans in bedrooms (leaving clear space for future ceiling hoists)
  • Security screens to all windows and doors (plan specific)
  • Tiles Alfresco with ceiling fan
  • Landscaping
  • Fully fenced
  • Rendered letterbox with access path

SDA Smart Home Artificial Intelligence

‘Artificial Intelligence can be a game changer for people with disabilities’
Brad Smith – President Microsoft July 2018.
Artificial intelligence has a pivotal role to play when it comes to supporting people with disabilities in Australia and creating a more inclusive, safe, interconnected society. Over the next 10 years, billions of smart devices will be connected through A.I. A.I will enable devices to enhance safety, listen, see, reason and predict outcomes. Partnering with assistive technology leaders, our range of SDA SMART HOMES feature the latest available technology to enhance the safety and convenience of our residents while at home and importantly away from home. All while hyper connecting our residents support workers, local service providers, family and friends.
iSaint Assistive Technology in each SDA Smart Home includes:

  • Wifi modem and connection
  • Tablet in common area (allowing central control of systems)
  • Amazon Alexia home unit in living area
  • Amazon Alexia Echo Dot in each bedroom
  • Automated LED lights in kitchen and bathrooms
  • Automated down lights in bedrooms
  • Automated air conditioning in each bedroom + living area
  • Remote control wall fans to bedrooms
  • Automated roller blinds in bedrooms + living area
  • Automated garage roller door
  • Front door video intercom system
  • Smart power points – any appliance plugged in can be automated
  • Additional power point to internal & external doors for future automation (as required)
  • All hardware supplied, install and set-up
  • On-going technical support
  • Annual upgrades (or as required)

An ultra-high yield investment opportunity for savvy investors seeking a social impact investment.

12% NET rental income!* with SDA Smart Homes.

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