News | 29 October 2019

A quick update on Specialist Disability Accommodation

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A white home on a red background. "SDA" is written underneath in white.

The Minister announced:

  • A new SDA Design Standard. These standards set out the design features any housing to be registered under SDA must include.
  • A new SDA Innovation Plan. This Plan “outlines the activities the NDIA will undertake over the next 18 months to encourage innovation in SDA”.
  • The SDA Limited Cost Assumptions Review. This mouthful of a review looked at the current prices for SDA and whether were high enough to cover the costs of providers and investors. The upshot is the review found they weren’t and a number of price increases have been recommended.

So good to hear things are moving when it comes to SDA – an area so many of you have found sooooo frustrating.

But it would have been easy to miss this announcement because … all of this information is ONLY available in the provider section of the NDIS website. Again.

We hope the information for participants is coming very soon ….

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You can read the Minister’s press release here

You can read all of the new plans and guides on SDA here


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