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Opera House

Specialist Disability Accommodation Seminar & Workshop 

Thank you to all who attended the SDA Sydney Seminar and workshop 18th Oct 23 ! 

 What an amazing turnout and group of developers, builders , sda providers and SIL providers .

The high level of engagement and interaction was most rewarding ! There was no holding back from this audience and for that we are grateful !
We look forward to delivering more events in Sydney in 2024.

This NDISDA Membership network is expanding fast . The NDISDA contact centre is receiving more calls than usual . (1300 NDISDA; 1300 634 732. Connect to an SDA service today .

For membership details see here 

Don’t miss out on the last conference in Hobart this year . Join local and interstate stakeholders and celebrate the end of year with us . For more information see here 


SEMINAR SESSION (8.30AM - 10.00AM)  


Laia Burnett

Laila Burnet​​​​

National Director ‑ Health, Aged Care and Seniors Living

M3 Property 

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 



Anthony Nolan 

Kennedy Associates Architects 

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

Dan Acfield 

Everhomes Director - SDA Provider 


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


This workshop will cover the following; 

  • What is SDA?

  • How does SDA funding work?

  • How does a participant access SDA funding?

  • What are the challenges with developing SDA?

  • What is the SDA Design standard and why is it important?

  • Who do you need on your SDA project team?

  • Finding the right location for SDA (who for, where, and how much)

  • Ensuring compliance with the SDA Rules

Who should attend? - 

Builders, SIL Providers, SDA providers, Developers, Architects, Financiers, all who are interested in SDA 

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