Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

SDA Registered: PENDING COMPLETION Building Class: New Building Building Type: Apartment Design Category: Fully Accessible
High Physical Support


Available Bedrooms: 10 x 1 Bedroom, 1 Resident Apartments Total Number of Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom Number of Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


Wheelchair accessible Accessible Bathroom Split System Wide Doorways Accessible KitchenDishwasher Close to community services Elevator or Lift Inside Fire Sprinkler SystemsIntercomReinforced walls Good lighting


Other Tenants: Summer Housing apartments are peppered throughout the larger 102 unit Spencer development Age of applicants: Open to Adults


Disability Support: YES (24/7) Support Provider: To be appointed by tenants

Shared 24/7 concierge support service provided by a SIL provider onsite chosen by the tenants


Bringing together the celebrated architects and designers, The Spencer is an 11 level, 102 apartment building which forms part of a larger mixed-use development, known commonly as West End, and includes a mix of food and retail outlets, supermarket and medical centre, commonly known as West End. 

This is city edge living at its best in one of the world’s most liveable cities. You’ll be just a stone throw away from Flagstaff Gardens and the largest open air market in the southern hemisphere, the Queen Victoria Markets. 

You will be spoilt for choice with public transport having the train, tram and bus network just on your doorstep.

Residents will have access to the Contemplation and Meditation Gardens and a rooftop garden where you’ll discover the tranquil swimming pool to relax and unwind alongside a fully equipped gymnasium. 

The beautifully presented single-level apartments have been designed to achieve Platinum level certification under Livable Housing Design Guidelines and meet High Physical Support or Fully Accessible design requirements under the NDIS.

Our apartments feature customisable kitchens, bathrooms and laundries, and wheelchair accessible private outdoor areas. A two-way communications system enables tenants to contact support workers (in an additional on-site apartment) in the event of an emergency or unplanned support need. The High Physical Support apartments also have structural provision for ceiling hoists and are assistive technology ready.

The apartments are due for completion in mid 2020.

How much does it cost to live in these apartments?

The SDA funding in your NDIS plan will be paid to Summer Housing. In addition, you must pay a ‘reasonable rent contribution’, which is 25% of your Disability Support Pension, plus 25% of any pension supplement received, plus 100% of any Commonwealth Rent Assistance you receive (or equivalent).

Further information

For more information about these apartments, eligibility requirements and the application process, please contact Penny Stevenson on 0477 714 317 or at penny.stevenson@summerfoundation.org.au.

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To apply for these vacancies, a person must have Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) funding in their NDIS plan at the High Physical Support or Fully Accessible, Apartment (single occupancy) category OR be likely to have this funding in their plan.

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Summer Housing has engaged the Summer Foundation to assist with tenancy matching. If you can answer yes to all of the questions in the eligibility checker, you will be asked to leave your name and contact details. You will be contacted by the Summer Foundation to discuss your interest.

If you have some questions regarding your eligibility you can speak with Penny Stevenson on 0477 714 317.