New disability housing to finish soon

Published 3:00pm 14 September 2023

New disability housing to finish soon
Words by Nadia Chapman

A 4000sqm participant-led specialist disability accommodation (SDA) complex is being built at Deception Bay by Apollo SDA, and should be completed mid-September.

Apollo SDA is a collaborative developer that works closely with participants and support networks to build homes which balance privacy with community.

The new Deception Bay complex will provide a gated community of six villas for people with cognitive disabilities, with four additional high physical support villas, which is a new concept in accessible housing.

The six one-bedroom villas have custom ensuite bathrooms, private terraces and pet-friendly furnishings.

Apollo SDA Executive Directors Richard Martin and Justin Goddard say they design every community residence intentionally.

“Our very deliberate participant-led approach is to engage with participants and their families very early on in the design stage, so that we can build a home that exceeds the NDIS design criteria and specifically suits the needs and wishes of its tenants, in its design and function,” Richard and Justin say.

The Deception Bay build is one of the developer's flagship projects, offering a new style of SDA that provides hybrid design elements that benefit the residents and their evolving support needs.

“We focus on the long-term impact of design, technology and environmental initiatives as well as the scale benefits of community in service delivery, to reduce lifetime support costs for participants in our SDA," Richard and Justin say.

"By stretching their NDIS budget further, we can create a truly empowering living experience for people with disabilities.”

The development will feature shared areas, including a fully accessible magnesium salt hydrotherapy pool, landscaped sensory gardens, an outdoor barbecue area, sporting facilities and an outdoor sensory shower.

Apollo SDA also has other homes in the pipeline within the City of Moreton Bay.

“There are two projects under final design development in Morayfield and Burpengary, and we are actively looking for further sites,” Richard and Justin say.

The first development is at 25-27 Raymond Tce, Deception Bay.

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