Show Notes

Happy Friday everyone!

In this episode, Minh, Debbie and our special guest speaker, Elizabeth Jackson, our Melbourne-based consultant, who has been in Brisbane for a few days to meet with various builders and stakeholders, sit down to discuss what's happening in the SDA market in Queensland.

A lot has changed since the new SDA prices were released in June, giving the market throughout Australia a major boost in terms of financial viability to develop better Specialist Disability Accommodation in areas that have been under-serviced or inadequately serviced.

For the last year or two, we have been talking about many parts of South East Queensland being oversupplied with SDA, or at least oversupplied with certain types of SDA builds. Additionally, as the industry has matured, the right and wrong types of SDA builds and construction have really become evident. Many of the original SDA builds were built to barely meet the SDA design standards, with no consideration for building above and beyond to meet Participants' and Providers' needs and requirements. This is becoming clear when looking at tenancy levels in a lot of properties that are built to house 2 or 3 or more participants, but have just one tenant, or the data from areas that have a high percentage of Participants who are living in SDAs but are looking to move. 

The discussion focuses on how the design and quality of the builds and builders' understanding of the market is paramount in developing high-quality and future-proofed SDAs that will last the test of time. Minh, Debbie and Elizabeth also talk about how it is vital to understand the entire investment opportunity from a focused research perspective and a Participant-centric angle.



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