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Thank you to all who attended this event. 

We are most grateful for all the Speakers who contributed their wealth of information and expertise, which contributed to the overall success of the event . 

Copies of the presentations are now available  

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Some memories from the amazing event ! 


New Disability Laws impacting SDA Providers 

Disability and Social Services Regulation Amendment Bill 2023 (Vic)

This presentation will discuss the following amendments; 

  • Amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act – A need to know for SDA PROVIDERS 

SDA Pricing Review (from 16th June 2023) 

Following a significant period of industry consultation, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) delivered the first Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Pricing Review on 16 June 2023.

With the input of a wide variety of industry stakeholders, the Review forms a comprehensive re-evaluation of pricing variables, mechanisms and numerous other recommendations formulated to guide market investment and provide optimal outcomes for participants.

This presentation will discuss how it impacts stakeholders 

Housing Delayed and Denied Data Update 2023 

Housing Hub will share key findings from the Housing Delayed and Denied Data Update 2023, which presents data on outcomes and timeframes for NDIS participants who sought SDA funding with the assistance of the Housing Hub’s Tenancy Matching Service, and describes some of the systemic issues participants face when applying for or appealing a funding decision.  

The presentation will contrast the recent findings with those from the 2022 report and highlight a number of areas where improvements have been made, at the same time as identifying where further improvements are required and what this means for housing providers.

Short term and Medium term Accommodation  

This presentation will discuss  Short-Term Accommodation and Medium-Term Accommodation, and how they fit into the SDA space.
What Short-Term Accommodation and Medium-Term Accommodation funding is for, and why it is important to understand how it can be a part of an SDA investment strategy.

Challenges with tenanting SDA and The importance of separation of housing and care

Dan will explain :
How supply and demand are factors contributing to the challenges with tenanting SDA.
Funding process and challenges

SDA lifecycle, stakeholder engagement and who is interacting with the end user

The SDA Pricing Review and the Designs covering every accommodation model 
The recently released SDA Pricing Review is the most comprehensive review to date of the pricing arrangements that apply to the funding of SDA.  As part of this review the NDIA commissioned Kennedy Associates Architects to prepare reference designs covering every accommodation model included within the Price Guide.  It’s the first time that the NDIA has had reference designs.  Anthony Nolan from KAA will discuss the findings of the Technical Report relating to the analysis of the reference designs

Impact of Onsight Overnight Assistant Designs on SDA Valuations ;

This presentation will show how location off OOA's can  impact SIL provider preference and SDA  valuations 


Compliance VS Best practice design

- OOA requirements and break out areas

Keynote Speakers include; 

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Dan Acfield 

Director and SDA Provider Everhomes 


Anthony Nolan 


Kennedy Associates Architects 


Laila Benett

National Director

M3 Property Australia 

Health Aged care and Senior Living 

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Housing Hub Presenter details coming soon 

Speaker details are being updated 

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Debbie Kindness

General Manager

NDIS Property Australia 

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Tony Rutherford 


DLA Piper Law Firm 

Sponsorships are available 

Purchase a exhibit table for only $950 exc gst (1.8m trestle table with banner space)  

Network Sponsorship :$1700 exc gst 

Symposium Gold Sponsorship: $2500 exc gst 

Email for more details 

About the Venue 



Perfectly perched along Melbourne’s Yarra River with city skyline and waterfront views, River’s Edge Events is located within walking distance of South Wharf, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Crown, Crowne Plaza and Southern Cross Station.

Parking is available at two multi-level car parks, both located on Siddeley Street. Costs for parking vary depending on the date and time. 

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