Specialist Disability Accommodation Design Standard

Landmark guidelines on SDA released.

Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, has released the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Design Standard – landmark guidelines that will spur a new era of housing construction and enhancement for Australians with disability.

The SDA Design Standard has been developed through extensive consultation across government, private sector, the housing industry and disability organisations.

It sets out detailed design requirements that will be incorporated into newly built SDA, seeking enrolment under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The design requirements should add to provider confidence and surety of compliance.

The SDA Design Standard will:

  • Lead the way that architects, builders and the community view how housing for people with a disability should be built.
  • Ensure participants continue to have access to high-quality housing models.
  • Give providers the flexibility to respond to participant needs and preferences.
  • The NDIA are determined to see this growing market build. It wants investors, developers and existing providers to grow their confidence in SDA.

To read in full the SDA Design Standard click here.