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Navigating Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) can be a tricky space for investors, builders and developers. The team at Liverty Housing are here to help!


Understanding SDA for investors, builders & developers

Investing in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) holds significant potential for both social impact and financial returns. However, navigating the complexities of SDA design standards is crucial for investors to ensure compliance, accessibility, and quality of life for residents. Take a look at our frequently asked questions below to get a better understanding. 

Your questions answered

The NDIA published a new SDA Design Standard which came into full effect in 2021. 

Some useful resources that detail design standards and other information about developing and managing SDA housing: 

Liverty Housing is open to exploring new partnerships with governments, social housing providers, investors, SIL providers and other critical stakeholders to grow the SDA housing market.  

To speak with us about the opportunity to partner with us contact our CEO directly or via email info@liverty.org.au 

It is difficult to estimate detailed demand for SDA in particular locations. It is important to note that the NDIA determines who actually gets funded for SDA. 

The Summer Foundation has published reports about SDA supply and demand, based on modelling and surveys – SDA Market Insights and SDA Supply in Australia.

The NDIA publishes information about the number of NDIS participants with SDA funding in their Quarterly Reports. You can find the Quarterly Reports on the NDIA website.

The SDA Appendix of the Quarterly Report also publishes data about enrolled SDA dwellings, but this excludes most government-owned SDA dwellings to date. 

Investors, builders, and owners of SDA dwellings don’t necessarily need to be registered as an SDA provider themselves. The SDA provider is the formal service provider under the NDIS and is responsible for compliance with all mandatory SDA requirements.

All NDIS Providers and Workers (even if not registered) must comply with the NDIS Code of Conduct. Registered Providers of SDA must comply with the NDIS Practice Standards (SDA module). More information about registering as an SDA provider can be found at the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission website

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