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191 Reservoir Rd, Modbury SA 5092


Conference 8am - 5pm 

Breakout session A : 2.00pm - 5.00pm 

Breakout Session B : 2.00pm - 4.30pm 

Networking:  5.00pm - 6.30pm  


Non- NDISDA Members : $375pp NDISDA Members : $320pp

Table of 8 : $2560

Inc unlimited workshops, lunch, networking

Networking only: $195pp

The Specialist Disability Accommodation Conference for 2023
"Industry and Community"  

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All delegates attend the main conference session. 




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8.00am - 8.05am

Welcome and introductions 

Lynn Gabriel 

Founder and

National Events & Program Director

SDA Conferences & Events 

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Understanding SDA Pricing Arrangements and Price limits 2022 - 2023

Tony Rutherford 


Holding Redlich Lawyers 

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Financial Risks, Social Risks, Location Factors, SDA Market development and returns on SDA Investment. 

Valuations of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) & NDIS, - realistic factors, the challenges and hurdles -  SDA outlook in 2023

Craig Guinane

NICISA Valuers

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What to understand before embarking on an SDA property investment
- The importance of the SDA provider and understanding supply and demand
- Build costs
- Feasibilities and realistic returns of an SDA investment property
- Other challenges

Debbie Kindness

General Manager

Gold Sponsor:NDIS Property Australia  

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Demand for Specialist Disability Accommodation: consumer needs and preferences.

  • Data available on SDA for both demand and supply

  • Identifying tenants for SDA dwellings

  • Eligibility for SDA funding and the processes

  • Understanding customers' needs 

Melody Carbarns

Services Manager

Housing Hub 

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Corey Chapman 

InPlace Living

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Challenges relating to finding SDA Participants
and; Challenges relating to filling SDA vacancies 

Value for Money vs A Participant's right to not share with another. Discussion, cases, outcomes and appeals

Speaker is currently being updated 

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Assistive Technology - improving the lives of participants in SDA homes 


Sponsor : Intelicare 

Daniel Pilbrow

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Lisa Harman 

Equipt to Thrive 

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Dan Hadley

Economist and Certificate Management Consultant


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Speaker details are being updated

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Terry Bush 

Director / Building Surveyor |

PBS Building Certifiers Pty Ltd

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Joshua Mollison 


LBS Consult

The role of an OT in assessing for SDA eligibility  


The role of an OT in assessing and recommend SDA design type, dwelling type, occupancy, whether OOA is needed       

With a developing housing market, occupational therapists have a central role in supporting and empowering people with disability and their families to make informed housing choices. 

Delegates will understand factors that restrict/enable a sustainable home, from an OT perspective and Build knowledge of dynamic assessment approaches and outcomes measures in planning for and enabling housing transition.

The future of SDA with interest rate rises and cost of living pressures

Dan will discuss potential impacts such as; 

  • Interest rate rises

  • Cost of living pressures

  • Access to mainstream bank funding

  • Supply chain challenges

  • Increased building and construction material costs

SDA Design standards. ‘Compliance VS best practice’

  • Overnight Assistance - where they can be located

  • Breakout Rooms and the benefits

  • Assessing sites suitable for SDA and Developments

  • Door solutions and Design


Changes to the NCC  - impacts for new builds 

In a first for South Australia, new homes built from October next year will be required to meet design standards improving accessibility and liveability for future generations.

Terry will present on the following ; 

Livable housing design

  •  Objective

  • How to achieve compliance both Performance and DTS

  • Performance Requirements

  • Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions

  • ABCB Standard for Livable Housing Design

    • Dwelling access

    • Dwelling entrance

    • Internal doors and corridors

    • Sanitary compartment

    • Shower

    • Reinforcement of bathroom and sanitary compartment walls

Energy - Efficiency changes for new homes in SA (including SDA) 

The National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 is to be implemented in May 2023, with state transitional periods in place for Energy, Condensation and Livability.  


Josh will be discussing the changes to Energy Efficiency and Condensation sections of Volume 1 and Volume 2.


The presentation  will summarise the changes, run through real world examples of compliance under NCC 2022 and provide an update on South Australia's adoption dates.

Breakout A 
Studio Conference Room

2.00pm - 5.00pm

Breakout A

Workshop session numbers are limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment

Workshops are subject to proceed if minimum attendee numbers are met.

Contact us to find out more. You are able to select your session on registration. 

Breakout b
Starlight Breakout Room 
BREAK OUT SESSION  (BREAKOUT B) : 2.00pm - 4.30pm 

Exhibit / Sponsor/ Present / Workshop facilitation   

Please see below opportunities to participate.

Email or call  1300 667 709

Sponsorships exc GST 

Bronze sponsor  $2500 x 2

Includes exhibit space, 10 minute presentation, and 2 conference tickets) 

Network Sponsor $1350 x 2

Includes pull up banner space, 3 mins speaking space, logo on program and on the website and satchel inserts 

Satchel inserts only

$250 exc gst (place your brochures in a conference bag ) 

Exhibit space 

1.8m trestle display and pull up banner space $950 exc gst 

Includes 1 ticket 


Exhibit 3x3m : $1500 exc gst

(your own display ) Includes trestle table (1.8m) , 2m banner space and 1 ticket to conference

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The Venue 


191 Reservoir Road
Modbury SA

Sfera’s Convention Centre is located beside Civic Park in Adelaide’s North East with stunning, recently refurbished, function rooms 

Conveniently situated in the Modbury part of Adelaide, interstate guests can receive 20% discount for accommodation. 

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