3rd Annual
Understanding SDA to innovate for a better future in disability housing
Conference Date
29th & 30th May 2019
Location
Sydney Harbour Marriott
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Day 1 - Wednesday 29th May, 2019

8.00
Registration, coffee & networking
8.40
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Lindsay Kelly
Chief Executive Officer & Director
Independent Living Villages
9:00
OPENING KEYNOTE: Knowing your audience & building with purpose
  • How to collaborate with out of sector property developers and architects
  • Understanding the different needs of disabilities
  • Building for the new generation
Richard Coulson
Director
Cox Architects
Innovating new building designs to enhance customer centricity
9:40
Mitigating challenges with aquiring SDA participants
  • How to find SDA-eligible participants
  • Understanding alternative avenues to get SDA into participants plans
  • How to choose the right SIL partner
Lindsay Kelly
Chief Executive Officer & Director
Independent Living Villages
10.20
SPEED NETWORKING

In this interactive session, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow attendees and speakers in 2 minute bursts, to set up conversations for the rest of the event.

10.50
Morning tea & networking
11.20
PANEL DISCUSSION: Overcoming common challenges with building SDA compliant dwellings
  • Tips and trips for anyone looking to build in SDA
  • Balancing compliance with delivering the best outcomes for consumers
  • Architect perspective on the key design principles 
Stephen Vick
Development Manager
Guardian Living
Richard Coulson
Director
Cox Architects
12:00
CASE STUDY: Successes on developing SDA compliant houses
  • How alternative funding models can assist business interested in SDA
  • Building partnerships for a successful business
  • The end to end processes of a successful disability housing organisation
Stephen Vick
Development Manager
Guardian Living
12.40
Networking lunch
1.40
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
  • Results of the KPMG review and its impact on business
  • Results of the 2019 Federal Election and its impact on the industry
  • What does it take to become an SDA Provider with the NDIS
2:40
Afternoon tea & networking
Navigating SDA funding & guidelines
3:10
Understanding the emerging sector of SDA
  • What are the sub-sectors of SDA Provider and how do they differ
  • Supporting growth of the sector in ways that support us all
  • What is the SDA Alliance and how are they helping the industry
Melanie Southwell
General Manager
Specialist Disability Accommodation Alliance
3:50
Scale development in SDA
  • Policy requirements for SDA
  • Are we ready to invest in scale developments and what do we need to succeed
  • What are the next steps in the industry for scale development
Charles Northcote
Chief Executive Officer
Blue CHP
4.30
Closing remarks from the Chair & Close of Day One

Day 2 - Thursday 30th May, 2019

8.00
Welcome, coffee & networking
8.40
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Mark Lawler
General Manager, Property
Achieve Australia
Mitigating the risks associated with development of SDA compliant dwellings
9:00
Understanding & mitigating legal risks associated with SDA
  • Unpacking the changes in legislation across the country and what they mean for your organisation
  • Reviewing successful SDA projects and their legal successes
  • Understanding the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
Tony Rutherford
Partner
Mills Oakley
9.40
SPOTLIGHT SESSION

This interactive session will give you the chance to address the audience share the topics you’re passionate about.

10:10
Morning tea & networking
10:40
CONSUMER VOICE: Experiences & key challenges
  • The biggest challenges surrounding SDA for a consumer
  • What kind of designs consumers are looking for
  • Vacancy risk is not just for the property developer: Anxieties the consumer faces based on vacancy risk
Jonathan Bredin
Calling the Brain's Bluff
11.20
Unpacking the specific ramifications of SDA involvement
  • Understanding the opportunities and pitfalls of SDA
  • Mapping participant supply and demand to mitigate occupancy risks
  • Discovering legal requirements around SDA
Andrew Beer
SDA Researcher
University of South Australia
12:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: How to mitigate financial risks for investors
  • Key traits of a property that investors look for before funding
  • What makes or breaks a decision for an investor to invest
  • The most common mistakes developers make when attempting to obtain funding
Stephen Oliver
Sector Lead for Social & Afforable Housing
ANZ Health
Shaun Whittaker
Partner
Mills Oakley Lawyers
12:40
Networking lunch
Building collaborative partnerships & discovering alternative funding models
1:40
How to get approved & obtain the funding you need to successfully develop SDA
  • Why do so many people get denied funding
  • What is needed to succeed in development and get approved funding
  • The most important guidelines to get right when developing
Stephen Oliver
Sector Lead for Social & Afforable Housing
ANZ Health
2.20
How can sectors come together to create better outcomes for the consumers
  • Benefits of working together with multiple stakeholders with the same interest to construct an outcome
  • Unpacking alternative funding models through partnerships
Mark Edwards
Director of Property & Housing
Momentum
3:00
CLOSING KEYNOTE: Future opportunities of SDA
  • CHP partnerships for success
  • Importance of the NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission for SDA participants in the future
  • Challenges of a Housing Coordinator and the effects on the industry
Keelin Byrne
Housing Coordinator, SDA
Hume Community Housing Association
3:40
Closing remarks from the Chair & Close of Conference followed by afternoon tea
Workshop A: How to design, develop and deliver an SDA compliant dwelling
Friday 31st May 2019, 9:00am - 4:00pm

The workshop
Are you considering SDA accommodation? The provision of SDA housing offers a potentially lucrative return on investment for
organisations able to effectively design and construct a compliant dwelling. However, this is a complex process given the standards and
compliance involved.

This highly interactive workshop will cover the full spectrum of considerations for organisations able to effectively design and construct
an SDA compliant dwelling. Facilitators will cover every stage in the process from site selection through to ongoing compliance costing.
Your experienced expert facilitators will run through every stage in the process from site selection through to ongoing compliance
costing. This workshop is a must attend for anyone considering SDA.

Attend to

  • Learn how to construct a successful SDA compliant dwelling
  • Understand the challenges at each stage of development & how to mitigate them at the onset
  • Be well equipped to understand the guidelines effectively to receive the funding you need

Key Takeaways

  • A framework to comprehensively understand the feasibility of a potential project
  • Practical insights into selecting SDA site/development and the planning requirements
  • An understanding of compliance standards on the cost of construction
  • How to meet liveable housing compliance standards

* Refreshments & lunch provided
Price: $799+GST

Tony Rutherford
Partner
Mills Oakley
Mark Edwards
Director of Property & Housing
Momentum
Richard Coulson
Director
Cox Architects
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Key Speakers

Tony Rutherford
Partner
Mills Oakley
Keelin Byrne
Housing Coordinator, SDA
Hume Community Housing Association
Mark Edwards
Director of Property & Housing
Momentum