Dwellings under the SDA design category Improved Liveability have been built or updated to incorporate a reasonable level of physical access and enhanced provision for people with sensory, intellectual or cognitive impairment.
To be classified as SDA Improved Liveability housing a dwelling must:
Some examples of special features that may be included in Improved Liveability housing include:
Funding for Improved Liveability SDA is available on new builds and existing stock. For compliance, all SDA dwellings must be designed and maintained to a standard that is consistent with the surrounding properties and neighbourhood, must recognise the importance of outdoor areas and must be built on land that is an adequate size for the number of residents.
Download the Free SDA Consulting Checklists
To ensure each and every home exceeds the Minimum Design Requirements and meets the intent of Specialist Disability Accommodation under the NDIS, we have developed our own assessment checklists to assist with the design process. We want to ensure all homes are designed to meet the individual needs of residents and promote an inclusive and supportive environment which enables participation and opportunity. Follow the link to our Improved Liveability Design Checklist.