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Thank you to all who attended the 18th May 2024 Sydney Developers Summit.


The event was well attended by Builders, Developers, SDA Providers, SDA Buyers Agents,

SDA Assessors, Access Consultants, Architects, Investors , Financiers, Trust Fund Managers

Here is a recap!

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The Event will commence with a Panel session 


Anthony Nolan


Kennedy Associates Architects

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Charles Northcote


BlueCHP Limited 

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Jeremy Thornton


Insurance Advisernet 

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Joshua Burg 

 Assistant Director Building -NSW at Housing Industry Association (HIA))

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Jeremy Soden 


 Access Consultant

 SDA Assessor

Forward Access 

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Debbie Kindness 

General Manager 

NDIS Property Australia 

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Dan Acfield 

SDA Provider & Director


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Paul Grant 

Business Development

Axis Lending 


Hong Knowling 


Town Planner and Property Analyst 

PPC Urban Planning Property Consultants

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Tony Rutherford 


DLA Piper Law Firm 


Tania Gomez


Tania Gomez Consulting 

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Biljana Nikolova

Impact Investing | Housing and SDA Funding

Social Ventures Australia 


8.30am - 8.55am 

9.00am - 9.15am 

9.15am - 10.00am 

10.00am - 10.15am 

10.20am - 10.50am 
Hong Knowling
PPC Urban Planning Property Consultants 

10.50am - 11.20am 
Paul Grant 
Axis Lending

11.25am - 11.40am 
Jeremy Thornton 
Insurance Advisernet 

Arrival and registration

Welcome and Introductions 

Panel Discussion 

  • Recommendation 8: Fund housing and living supports that are fair and consistent, and support participants to exercise genuine choice and control over their living arrangement. Recommendation 9: Deliver a diverse and innovative range of inclusive housing and living supports

  • NDIS recommendation impacting Improved Liveability and impacts for Investors, Participants and Builders

  • Dealing with material cost increases and the pressure on supply and demand. 

  • Pro's and Cons of buying off the plan  

  • SDA Prefab/ Modular solutions for faster and efficient build - is this the next best option  given housing construction time frames? 

  • Social responsibility vs Profitability ; what happens when a participant does not want to share? 

  • Choice and Control and why reasons participants may leave - 

Morning tea 

Supply and Demand 

•    Overview of SDA data supply and demand by state / territory, with a focus on NSW
•    Property development overview
•    Case studies

Self Managed Super Funds  risks and opportunities 

Lending Criteria : Deposit required, challenges and hurdles for NDIS Housing approvals

SDA Insurance ; Commercial or Residential Insurance ? 

11.40am - 12.10pm 
Tony Rutherford
DLA Piper 

SDA – Key Project and Contract Structures, including:
Ways to Mitigate Risk and Increase Returns;
•    Tax Considerations;
•    Planning requirements; and 
•    Impact of the NDIS Review on the SDA Landscape

12.15pm - 12.45pm 

12.45pm - 1.00pm 
Tony Rutherford
DLA Piper 


SDA classifications under the SEPP/LEP/DCP– and  “Comply & Development”

SDA classification -  “Group Home” or multi residential across NSW? 

1.00pm - 1.30pm 
Debbie Kindness
NDIS Property Australia 

SDA development process, detailing the many and varied aspects that need to be considered, whether as a developer, builder, provider or investor looking to get into the SDA space

1.30pm - 2.00pm 
Tania Gomez
Tania Gomez Consulting 

Sailing through  Audit with ease 

This presentation is designed for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) providers who are preparing for an NDIS audit. The presentation covers practical tips and advice on how to simplify your registration groups, identify relevant standards, and develop a plan of action to address any gaps in your organisation's compliance.


You'll also learn how to involve staff and participants in the preparation process, organise evidence for the auditor, and take control of the audit process.

The session includes real-world examples of successful audit preparation to help you get your organisation audit-ready with ease.

2.00pm - 2.10pm 


2.10pm - 2.45pm 
Dan Acfield 

Funding challenges and SDA Income model 
• Complexity in matching category, dwellings size and build type to availability
• Appendix H
• Conflict between core supports funding (e.g. SIL) and SDA funding
• NDIA quote, service booking and payment  process

The  three levels of SIL funding and calculating SDA income 

SIL Providers, Vacancy Rate and Finding Tenants 

Collaboration with SIL Providers and finding tenants

2.45pm - 3.15pm 
Debbie Kindness
NDIS Property Australia  

Short Term and Medium Term Accommodation and how they fit into the SDA World 

3.15pm - 3.45pm 
Jeremy Soden 
Forward Access

Class 1-3 clarification and fire safety requirements  

Understanding the NCC Classifications and SDA 

SDA Assessment best practice - no tick, no approval. Hear about non-compliant case studies and what you need to know about ensuring your property meets approval. Hear example of a Case Study and Court Rulings

3.45pm - 4.15pm  
Anthony Nolan 
Kennedy Associates Architects

Impact of the Design & Building Practitioners Act
impact from disciplinary actions on Private Certifiers relating to ‘group home’ consents
- impact from NDIA Enrolment Team on determining building types for funding purposes
- impact form NCC22 on acoustic performance

4.15pm - 4.45pm 

Panel session  Q & A 

4.45pm - 7.30pm 

Networking and Close 

This program is a guide and subject to slightly change should any unforseen circumstances occur. Eg, a speaker is unable to attend, a speaker is ill, or a speaker is late. 

Keynote Speakers & Panellists  

Exhibit or Sponsor


1300 634 732

(1300 NDISDA) 


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