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'Industry & Community' 
24th March 2023

Thank you to all who attended the SDA Conference in Perth 

The high in demand  event was a complete sell out with over 100  SIL Providers, Builders, SDA Providers, Developers, Service providers and Stakeholders.

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See clips of the Perth event below 

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Review of  Program and Speakers 

Below you can view past topics and Speaker details for Perth 24th March 2023  Conference 

Certificates of attendance will be available within 14 days 

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Program *

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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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Alison McLeod


InHab Australia

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8.05am - 8.20am

Open Panel session and discussion with SIL provider, Builder, SDA Provider

Moderated by Alison McLeod 

8.25am - 8.40am

Understanding SDA Pricing Arrangements and Price limits 2022 - 2023

Tony Rutherford 


Holding Redlich Lawyers 

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8.45am - 9.15am

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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9.15am - 9.45am

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

NDIS Property Australia  

Morning Tea 9.45am - 10.00am 
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10.00am - 10.40am

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 

Alecia Rathbone

Chief Social Enterprise Officer

The Housing Hub 

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10.45am - 11.00am

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

Alison McLeod


InHab Australia 

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11.00am - 11.30am

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

Ashleigh Brennan

Advocacy WA 

Break 11.30am - 11.35am 
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11.35am - 11.55am

Assistive Technology - improving the lives of participants in SDA homes 


Chief Executive Officer, InteliCare

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11.55am - 12.20pm

Surveillance technology and restrictive practices – what you need to know


Sector Service Development Manager

Regulation and Quality
Governance Integrity and Reform

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12.20pm - 1.00pm

Design and 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

  • Passenger lifts in Multi-Storey Dwellings - are they permitted?

  • Door solutions and Design

Henry Sgourakis 



Lunch, networking 
1.00pm - 1.45pm 
Breakout Session A :2.00pm - 4.45pm 

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

You are able to select your session on registration. 

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

Breakout Session B : 2.00pm - 5.00pm
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