According to the AFR, disability housing is predicted to be a $5 billion industry backed by the National Disability Insurance Scheme. With the introduction and implementation of the SDA funding model, the desire to construct houses for individuals with a disability is plentiful, however, the challenges accompanied with that desire have proven to be as equally extensive. The issue predominantly resides in the understanding and interpreting of the SDA funding model along with its guidelines. Organisations are currently striving to find ways to obtain funding, meet the vaguely presented guidelines and occupy their properties with eligible participants.
The prime question now is how do we mitigate the risks and elevate the interest in developing SDA, to assist the most marginalised members of our society?
The 2019 Navigating the Complexities of Disability Housing conference will bring together thought leaders from across the nation to provide you with the key skills needed to overcome challenges with SDA, through sustainable knowledge & experience based solutions.
Key takeaways include
- Understanding & clearly interpreting the guidelines
- Mitigating vacancy & legal risk associated with SDA
- Building collaborative partnerships & discovering alternative funding models
- Learning how to innovate customer centric building designs
Who will attend?
Disability services, community housing providers, government, property developers, architects & lawyers with responsibility and roles of:
- Chief Executive Officers
- Chief Financial Officers
- Chief Operating Officers
- Disability Services
- Property Development
Free Pass Application
Criterion Conferences is pleased to provide a select number of free passes to representatives of small NGO’s and interested individuals, carers, consumers and their families who may not otherwise be able to pay to attend. To apply please email email@example.com
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Attend to learn:
- Learn how to unpack the SDA funding model & guidelines
- Mitigate risks associated with the development of SDA compliant dwellings
- Build collaborative partnerships & discover alternative funding models
- Learn how to innovate new building designs to enhance customer centricity
Since joining Youngcare in November 2016, Anthony has led the Youngcare team on a
journey to re-establish the vision of the organisation. With Anthony at the helm, Youngcare
actively pursues entities that allows us to amplify our goal to assist the thousands of young
people in Australia who are at risk of entering aged care.
Anthony previously co-founded the Mimiki Foundation and coming to Youngcare from the
Edmund Rice Foundation (Australia) has extensive experience not only in the not-for-profit
sector but also in development projects throughout the world.
In 2009, Anthony was a recipient of the Queensland Great Awards for his significant
contribution to the Brisbane community through the establishment of Eddie’s Street Van
and Paddie’s Van assisting Brisbane’s homeless, street kids and elderly.
In recent years, Anthony has developed significant corporate partnerships throughout
Australia in order to assist some of the most impoverished and disempowered people in
Australia –young people with high care needs.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has changed the disability sector
forever. For the first time in Australian history the individual will be given the opportunity
to craft their own care packages. Youngcare believes this a unique opportunity to unite
investors, developers, government, banks and care providers in a strategy that solves the
youth disability residential crisis. In essence we believe that the community has been given
the incentive to pursue a realistic investment opportunity in disability accommodation.
Youngcare will position itself as the conduit between all relevant stakeholders to ensure
that this opportunity is grasped. More importantly we want to make sure that all
residential options are designed in a way that honours the individual and family needs.
Richard graduated from University of Queensland in 1992. He joined Cox in 2000 and is a National Director of Cox based in Brisbane.
Richard has undertaken the most diversified portfolio of projects of any Director, beginning with the Fujitsu Headquarters at Newstead Riverpark for which he also worked on the Master Plan. Richard was Project Architect for Singapore Management University Headquarters tower and extended his commercial building expertise with the Energex Headquarters at Newstead, the first commercial building in Queensland to be awarded 6 star Green Star As-Built status.
In the cultural sector, Richard has been Project Director for complex redevelopment at QPAC and the
Queensland Museum as well as the recently completed Cairns Performing Arts Centre.
Notable Projects in the Sport sector include two venues for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games; being the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre and Anna Meares Velodrome. Richard id the Project Director for the North Queensland Stadium in Townsville.
Other significant work in Masterplanning, Education and transport has been undertaken in the last 20 years.
The Sport and Cultural projects that have a public engagement and complexity of function and amenity have been a significant part of his practice and are applicable to the Ashgrove Golf Club.
Richard leads the Retirement Living sector in the Brisbane office with current work on Aura’s Indooroopilly and Middle Ridge projects.
Other fields of interest include Disability and Social Housing where Cox have completed four Projects for Youngcare in the last ten years and Richard provides advice to the Lord Mayor Disability Housing Working Group.
Richard brings a depth of knowledge on sustainable design practice.
What People Are Saying
“Well run conference with content that was well suited to Housing Professionals, Community Housing Providers and executives. Thank you Criterion we look forward to the next conference”Independent NDIS Provider
“Briars Property Group has attended events in 2017 & 2018 & the directors have connected with other participants throughout the events which has broadened our relationships in the market place with people we would not have ordinarily met. In particular businesses & people from other states with a different perspective.”Director, Briars Property Group
“This was a very worthwhile conference. It had a positive impact in terms of broadening my knowledge around the SDA and other interested stakeholders.”Manager, NDIS Strategy Nolsen Disability Service
Date: 21 Feb 2019 By: Ash Natesh
On 8 February 2019 the Hon Paul Fletcher, Minister for Families and Social Services, announced ‘immediate reforms’ to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) to improve choice and control for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants and boost market confidence. Original Source from Summer Foundation, download full report below: https://www.summerfoundation.org.au/resources/summary-of-changes-to-specialist-disability-accommodation-framework/ These changes are across the following SDA …
Date: 5 Apr 2018 By: Drew McCoy
A look at some of the key issues surrounding Specialist Disability Accommodation, ahead of the upcoming Shaping the Future of Disability Housing national conference. For those involved in the disability sector from both a private or professional perspective, the principles underpinning Specialist Disability Accommodation offer a potential light in the dark. Indeed there is the …
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