Newcastle named possible home to accessible housing

Newcastle has been earmarked as a location for more accessible housing, after the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) released a new pricing guide expected to encourage greater investment in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) in key regional areas.

The changes, introduced on 1 July, weremade in an attempt toadequately reflect economic inflationary pressures adversely impacting the market.Growing demand for specialised disability accommodation in urban areas reflect a need for greater access to central amenities that make independent living as easy as possible for those with high supportneeds.

INSITU chief housing officer Rosie Trantham says the newpricing guide should open doors to affordable homes for those in greater need.

“In parallel, we have seen an escalation in land values, building costs and interest rates all impacting where SDA housing has been built, leaving a void in the market for fit-for-purpose NDIS housing” she said.

“This latest NDIS pricing framework will reshape D A on-demand housing, encouraging the development of more innovative and individually tailored disabilitaccommodation in urban
locations along the eastern seaboard, and opening up more opportunities for NDIS participants looking for purpose-built homes of all configurations.”

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