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What is SDA?
SDA Design categories
- Basic – housing without special design features but with a location or other features that cater for the needs of people with disability and assist with the delivery of support services
- Improved liveability – housing that has been designed to improve ‘liveability’. This includes a reasonable level of physical access and some features for people with sensory, intellectual or cognitive impairment
- Fully accessible – housing with a high level of accessibility for people with significant physical impairment
- Robust – housing designed with a high level of physical accessibility, and built to be very strong to help prevent damage to the property and reduce the safety risk to the participant and the community
- High physical support – housing that has been designed to incorporate a high level of physical accessibility for people with significant physical impairment and requiring very high levels of support
The appropriate design category for a participant will be decided by considering the participant’s specific needs.
SDA Building Types
- Apartments, which are self-contained units occupying only part of a larger residential building.
- Duplexes, villas and townhouses, which are separate but semi-attached properties on one piece of land. This also includes extra housing, such as granny flats.
- Houses, which are detached low-rise dwellings with garden or courtyard areas.
- Group homes, which are houses that are enrolled (or will be enrolled) to house four or five long-term residents.
- Larger dwellings, which are enrolled (or will be enrolled) to house more than five long-term residents