"The SDA HOUSING Podcast" is brought to you by the team at NDIS PROPERTY AUSTRALIA. Whether you are listening as an Investor, Provider, Builder, Developer or Participant, we cover a wide range of topics informative to any audience. We discuss how we work with all stakeholders in sourcing and delivering new dwellings which are SDA compliant, to general information about the NDIS, and statistics about Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) in the NDIS sector. We regularly have guest speakers each week from other organisations to talk about their involvement in the SDA sector, and how they contribute to the social impact of SDA, building homes that are fit-for-purpose, while giving NDIS participants the "Choice and Control" over how, where and with whom they live. As we are learning and adapting to an evolving world of SDA in the NDIS sector, we want you, our listeners, to come on the journey with us so that you too can contribute and make a social impact for People With Disabilities (PWDs). If you would like to share your SDA journey with us, we welcome you to contact us to tell your story. Please feel free to call us on 1300 254 397 to talk to one of our friendly staff, or email us - Otherwise, just pop on over to our website to find out more info on what we do -


March 4, 2024 22 mins

Following on from our earlier episode 210 with Paul Grant from Axis Lending where all things NDIS finance were covered, Paul once again sits down with Minh in the office to talk about the process of obtaining finance for an NDIS investment property if planning on using your SMSF (Self Managed Super Fund).

Building a property within your SMSF is a far more complex process as, by law, an SMSF cannot take on a construction co...

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In this episode, Debbie provides an in-depth look at the challenges faced, typical concerns and other considerations that investors need to be aware of when looking into Specialist Disability Accommodation investments.

Inspired by her presentations given at all the SDA Conferences across Australia this past year of 2023, Debbie breaks down and highlights what we've learnt by working with investors ove...

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Dan & Jessica Acfield from Everhomes - a QLD SDA Provider - join Debbie and discuss all things funding - from the complexities of having participants with different funding levels to the level the house is enrolled as, to the challenges in getting the SDA payments from the NDIA.

Dan explains the process of how a participant gets SDA funding in their plan from application, preapproval and approval to moving into an enr...

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In this episode, Minh & Debbie talk through the additional funds required over and above the turnkey House & Land package price to get an SDA property tenanted and earning an income.

Many investors are unaware of the additional costs required, from finance and legal fees, to holding costs - rates and drawdown mortgage repayments as well as SDA-specific costs such as the one-off Provider fees, furniture packages alo...

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Today we welcome Luke Kelleher. He has been working in the SDA space as a Building Designer for about 18 months, and  we thought it would be great to get him onto the show so our listeners can hear the ins and outs of working with builders and investors when it comes to SDA housing.

You must be asking, "Isn't the role of a Building Designer in SDA pretty straight forward?"  Well, yes and no, as they do play ...

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February 15, 2024 29 mins

Flying all the way from Perth to Brisbane for a 3 hour meeting, we have Paul Grant from Axis Lending. He must not have heard of Zoom! Just kidding, what a wonderful gesture, thank you Paul!!!

Paul sits down with Minh in the office to discuss the process of obtaining finance for an NDIS investment property, and whats needed to understand from an investor's perspective. He explains why the main banks and lenders are not...

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We welcome Larissa to the SDA HOUSING podcast, the newest member to our team. Larissa has joined our team as Sales & Marketing Manager, operating from Melbourne.  She has flown up to Brisbane recently to spend a bit of time getting to know more about our systems and procedures, in the role of working closely with external property agencies & referral partners, who want to learn more about SDA, whom also need support and gui...

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On this monthly episode of SDA Unlocked, Debbie takes a look at the SDA data for the Hunter Valley in NSW, specifically the Cessnock and Maitland areas. By delving into the current supply and demand, Debbie gives an overview of what the current supply is made up of, and the potentially significant undersupply of 'New Build' SDA in the region, data that is backed up by on-the-ground intel provided by SIL providers who work...

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February 5, 2024 30 mins

In this episode, we have Ben Burns , the Co-Director from Preferred Homes, based from Gold Coast, but operating primarily in middle ring suburbs around Brisbane & Gold Coast.

Ben was invited into our office to talk to our  staff about their  bespoke approach to building custom SDA homes for the disability market, and their approach is second to none. Whilst also visiting us, he also sat down with Minh and did an interv...

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This special episode is an audio recording from our Zoom Webinar held 01/02/24; the topic being "The Impact of the NDIS Review on SDA".  This 90 minute webinar which covers much of the previous topics covered in Episode 202, also allows us to take out time and analyse in greater details between our panel of speakers, and discuss in more detail with a live audience of attendees on Zoom.

This follow-up to Episode 2...

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We have another special visitor (third time) of Brad Fuller to our office. We welcome him once again as he imparts some wisdom and knowledge to our listeners on the topic of 'how and when to engage SDA Providers for SDA Apartments'.

Over the years, there has been so much emphasis on houses in the SDA market, that we often forget about the other types of properties being developed and built for SDA Participants. ...

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This episode is an 'Investment Strategy' podcast for one of our avid listeners. Debbie and Minh sit down together to do their best to give some general advice (wink wink) to help a person who thinks he is not in a position to look at SDA right currently. But in this episode, the team shows that there is "more than one way to skin a cat" as the old saying goes. Minh talks about using 'timeframe build delays&...

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We welcome back, Brad Fuller, who had his first podcast with Minh on Episode 199. In this episode, Minh sits down with Brad again to talk about some tips, ideas, and things to watch out for in 2024. Minh and Brad brainstormed a few ideas to cover in this episode during the downtime period of Christmas, and some of the topics covered here on this episode are just some random points of discussion which may be relevant to many more fu...

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Strap in and get ready for a long car drive while you listen to this one-hour technical analysis of NDIS 2.0, re Home & Living. It shows a much different view from what we all thought was the case, in contrast to our earlier podcasts in relation to its impact on Specialist Disability Accommodation.

Dr Angad Singh's technical opinion is very highly thought out, brings a very distinct perspective which should blow ...

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In this episode, Debbie chats with Phillip Hoare from Multibuild Homes in Darwin.

Phillip talks about the challenges in the Darwin SDA market, from land acquisition and build requirements to participant demand and inaccuracies in the NDIA data.

They discuss locations, SDA pricing, SDA funding for participants, and design types that are future-proofed and designed specifically for the Darwin market and conditions....

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Happy New Years Everyone! We are now back for 2024, hoping everyone is safe and sound from their Xmas break.

For our 200th episode, Minh, Debbie, Matt and Heather reflect on our past year 2023, and the impacts of the NDIS Review, the Disability Royal Commission and the SDA Pricing Review on the SDA property market. They chat about how much the industry has changed over the past 2 years, and how that in turn has changed how...

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Today we have Brad Fuller, one of our SDA friends who has been working as an SDA Provider for the past 4 years. Being based on the Gold Coast, near us in Brisbane, we have become good business acquaintances over the past few years, because our business ethics and philosophies within the SDA space are very much aligned.

Minh invites Brad onto the show, first and foremost, to introduce him to our listeners and allow Brad an ...

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This is an episode about the Disability Royal Commission, in particular the stories of Participants that came out a few months ago from the findings of the DRC.

Upon the release of the DRC, we were able to order the hard copy books provided, and had them delivered to our office. Within the 20kg of books delivered to our office, were 3 specific large books which had up to 9,000 stories of Participants telling us of the abu...

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CROSSOVER EPISODE - [Recorded Nov 2023]. 


Debbie from our podcast show was invited over as a guest speaker for the third time on Tania & Paul's show, to talk about the 'Housing & Living Recommendations' as part of the NDIS REVIEW released on Dec 7th 2023. In this episode, Tania & Pa...

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There was a question submitted by one of our regular listeners after #194, by Bruce Bromley, from SDA CONSULTING GROUP, whose business has been featured 3 times on our show now. Minh gives a detailed response to Bruce's question about the implications of volatile behaviours in the previously mentioned a 'dual key' robust house design. However, it was emphasised by Minh that this concept design discussed in episode 19...

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