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Alex Waldren

LHA Chair,

National Director Industry Policy - Master Builders Australia


Michelle Adair

Vice Chair

Housing Trust


Nick Proud

LHA Secretary,

Principal Property and Construction Analytics Australia


Mike Zorbas

Group Executive, Policy and Advocacy
Property Council of Australia


Jonathan Cartledge

Green Building Council 



Jeanette Brooks

Tech 2


David Waldren

Vicinity Centres



Ian Yates AM

Chief Executive
Council on the Ageing Australia (COTA)



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28 Oct 2019

Specialist Disability Accommodation Design Standards available

SDA refers to accommodation for people who require specialist housing solutions, including to assist with the delivery of supports that cater to their extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. SDA does not refer to the support services, but the homes in which these are delivered. SDA may, for example, have specialist designs for people with very high needs or a location or features that make it feasible to provide complex or costly supports for independent living.


28 Oct 2019

New design standard puts NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation on solid foundations

Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, has released the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Design Standard - landmark guidelines developed by Livable Housing Australia, Expert Panel and Industry Reference Group that will spur a new era of housing construction and enhancement for Australians with disability. The SDA Design Standard will guide architects, builders and the community as they look for new and better ways to build specialist housing for people with disability.



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