Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

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


Rent Cost: SDA Funding + Commonwealth Rent Assistance + 25% Disability Support Pension Available Bedrooms: 12 x 2 and 3 Bedroom apartments Total Number of Bedrooms: 2 or 3 Bedrooms Number of Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


Wheelchair accessible Ceiling hoists Bathroom rails Parking Accessible BathroomAccessible ShowerAccessible ToiletRails in BathroomToilet in Bathroom Air ConditionerIn-Wall HeaterSplit System Wide DoorwaysAutomatic Doors Accessible KitchenDishwasher Accessible ParkingOutdoor ParkingUnder Cover Parking Close to busClose to taxi rankClose to ferryClose to hospitalClose to medical practiceClose to community servicesClose to shopsClose to park Ramp(s) OutsideElevator or Lift Inside IntercomVery Durable MaterialsReinforced walls No Steps OutsideNo Steps InsideNo Stairs Inside Good lightingVision-impaired benchtops


Age of applicants: Open to Adults


Disability Support: YES (24/7) Support Provider: TBC

Onsite Support Provider will operate 24 hours a day from their own dedicated apartment



Just imagine what life might be like in a brand new apartment designed around your specific needs. It would be completely accessible. It would include the very latest in assistive technology. It would be wonderfully private, yet provide overnight support in a separate onsite apartment.

Ability Apartments Townsville is just such a place. Scheduled to open in mid-2020, its 13 purpose built rental apartments have been designed for individuals between the ages of 18 to 64 who have high physical support needs and a desire to live more independently; the entire building is devoted to SDA or Specialist Disability Accommodation. Located in the heart of Townsville, these apartments are well positioned to take full advantage of transport, cinema, restaurants, shops and galleries; while boasting an inner city location, the site is nestled in a tree-lined valley, offering peaceful and private sanctuary from the shopping precinct.

Each apartment offers the highest level of accessibility with smart-home features; generous, open plan living spaces are framed by floor-to-ceiling glass that floods the home with natural light, while expansive terraces seamlessly extend the interiors to the outdoors. Each terrace has ample room for entertaining family and friends or just relaxing in solitude, while enjoying uninterrupted views of the ocean, cityscape or Castle Hill, depending on the position. Height adjustable benchtops and a score of other thoughtful design features make the kitchens a joy for meal prep, and each accessible bedroom includes a smartly finished ensuite with similar functionality; a state-of-the-art split cycle air conditioning system provides the apartment with year round comfort.

Another key feature of Ability Apartments Townsville is the onsite overnight support based out of a separate, dedicated apartment. The development consists of 1 x1 bedroom, 9 x 2 bedroom and 2 x 3 bedroom; each apartment offers secure parking and lift access. Purpose-built as SDA, these apartments will achieve platinum level certification under the NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation Guidelines.

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