How the Property Industry Can Help Deliver Disability Housing


A new housing market specifically catering to the 4 million Australians with a disability is emerging across Australia.

Introduced by the Gillard government in 2016, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides a $5 billion funding stream to build new accessible and affordable housing for 28,000 Australians with a disability.

It is estimated that $700 million will be spent annually on SDA payments as part of the NDIS, unlocking an enormous opportunity for the private sector to deliver new specialist dwellings.

Join us as we bring together a panel of advocates, experts, operators, developers, financiers and designers to guide you through the future of the specialist disability accommodation sector.

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Setting the scene for disability housing in Australia

Alecia Rathbone
General Manager - Housing Matching
Summer Foundation


Housing for disabled Australians:

A human perspective

Anthony Ryan
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Di Winkler
Chief Executive Officer
Summer Foundation

Kerry McGough
National Sector Leader – Health, Ageing & Human Services

Michael Lynch
Executive Director, Impact Investing
Social Ventures Australia


Developing for disability:

A property investment perspective

Ashleigh Button
General Manager
Thirdi Group

Barney Oros
Development Director
DPN Casa Capace

Patrick Archer
Chief Operating Officer
Cedar Woods

Damian Winterburn
SDA Property Solutions


Getting it to stack up:

The pointy end of developing disability housing

Laila Burnet
National Director - Health, Aged Care & Seniors Living
M3 Property

Simba Marekera
Executive Director – Head of Solutions
Brightlight Real Estate Impact Fund

Tony Rutherford
Mills Oakley

Jacob Edwards
Senior Manager Impact Finance
Bank Australia


Getting traction:

Bringing NDIS, developers and property investors together

Owen Jourdian
Managing Director
Illowra Projects

Laurie Berrange
Manager, Impact Investing
Synergis Fund

Steve Dawson
Chief Operating Officer
ADAPT Housing


Project case studies

Estia House
Angelo Candalepas
Candalepas Associates

Oran Park
Aaron Stevens
Non Executive Director, Architecture & Design
DPN Casa Capace

The Phoenix
Daniel Chambers
Lift Consultant
Aussie Lifts


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