New Specialist Disability Accommodation for Wallan

Directors Andrew Alexander and Luke Randles.

In July 2023, the first Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) project will be completed in the township of Wallan located in Mitchell Shire.

SDAAus is the registered NDIA provider responsible for the development. The directors, Andrew Alexander and Luke Randles, were inspired to become involved in disability services and the development of premium SDA after Andrew’s mother passed away from Multiple Sclerosis in 2012. Having witnessed the struggles his late mother experienced with mobility and accessibility over many years, Andrew has been dedicated to building a legacy in his late mother’s name in the disability services sector.

The SDA located in Wallan has been designed with the purpose of providing its residents with the opportunity to thrive in an independent environment whilst maintaining social wellbeing as a primary focus in their lives. The SDA will house nine residents living in a combination of single bedroom and two-bedroom villas that have been architecturally designed to accommodate their individual support needs.

The SDA also has unique features including a purpose-built social centre with a large kitchen, lounge and alfresco area for residents to engage in lifestyle and recreational activities.

Residents will also enjoy north-facing landscaped gardens consisting exclusively of plants native to Mitchell Shire and neighbouring shires.

SDAAus possesses the skill and experience to provide services in each stage in the development of premium SDA. Throughout the development of the SDA in Wallan, the services provided by SDAAus included locating and acquiring the land, initial feasibility study of the site, liaison with architects and Supported Independent Living (SIL) providers with respect to the bespoke design and footprint of the site as well as engaging builders and trades for construction and completion of the SDA.

There are limited spots still available for interested parties to live at the SDA in Wallan. SDAAus is taking enquiries through its website at Open days are scheduled on 28 and 29 April 2023,with registrations also being taken through the website.