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Vista Access Architects Blog

10 September 2021
It is with great pleasure that we announce that the the very first project that Vista Access Architects certified in QLD for SDA at Design and As-built stages has won the Master Builders Queensland Award- Wide Bay Burnett Housing & Construct...
28 August 2021
NDIS SDA Dwelling typesOne of the most common questions we get asked is how to determine the SDA dwelling type. This is not a straightforward answer as what the building industry may refer to as a House or a Group home or a Villa may not neatly ...
23 August 2021
The new NSW Housing SEPP will consolidate five existing housing-related NSW SEPPs:1. State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009 (ARHSEPP);2. State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors and People with a Disabili...
22 July 2021
Event DetailsIn this webinar, Farah will be introducing the updated version of AS1428.1:2021 which was released in June 2021. It is anticipated that the updated AS1428.1:2021 will be incorporated in the BCA/NCC 2022. Updates provide clarity to AS1428...
10 July 2021
Farah Madon of Vista Access Architects was invited to present a webinar on Universal Design and Housing options for People with a Disability in Australia at the 2021 Hong Kong Accessibility Webinar III.A link to the presentation is on https://fb...
06 April 2021
SDA Tools App has a set of calculators developed to assist with the design and assessment of dwellings developed under the NDIS SDA (National Disability Insurance Scheme - Specialist Disability Accommodation)The SDA Tools App has 3 Calculators.1. NDI...
09 October 2020
Vista Access Architects are delighted to announce the completion of our very first Final-as-built Certification for an SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) HPS (High Physical Support) home in Avenell Heights QLD for our Client Liveable Home...
22 August 2020
The NDIS SDA Price Guide 2020-21 has an Appendix B for Annual Base Price per participant for New Builds, Appendix C for Annual Base Price per participant for Existing Stock and Appendix D for Annual Base Price per participant for Legacy Stock.However...
22 August 2020
The NDIS SDA Price Guide 2020-21 has an Appendix B for Annual Base Price per participant for New Builds, Appendix C for Annual Base Price per participant for Existing Stock and Appendix D for Annual Base Price per participant for Legacy Stock.However...
25 July 2020
Funding of the types of dwelling eligible for SDA funding are noted in NDIS SDA Price Guide. Therefore to seek SDA funding the SDA dwelling is required to fit into one of the below dwelling types.Types of funded SDA dwellings:Apartment, 1 bedroom, 1 ...
05 May 2020
Is your SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) Assessor a NDIS Accredited SDA Assessor?NDIS SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) Assessments and Certifications under the new NDIS SDA Design Standard can only be provided by an NDIS Accredited ...
19 March 2020
The SDA price for a particular dwelling depends on the location of the dwelling. To derive a SDA price limit for a particular dwelling, the Base Price (before the fire sprinkler allowance) is multiplied by the Location Factor relevant to the property...
21 February 2020
SDA Density Restrictions"How many SDA participants can be accommodated in a development and in particular in a multi-unit residential building?". This is a very common question that we are asked by SDA developers and the answer is not that straightfo...
15 November 2019
'LRV Contrast' App developed by Vista Access Architects and BEZAPPS for calculating LRV (Luminance Reflectance Value) Contrast has just been judged as a finalist in the 2019 Australian Access Awards for the Educational App of the year categ...
28 October 2019
Today has been an absolute career highlight day with the launch of the NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Design Standard by the Hon Stuart Robert MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.Being the lead author of the NDIS...
18 August 2019
I’m delighted and honoured to be awarded the 2019 Access Inclusion Award for being the Access Consultant for a Specialist Disability Accomodation designed by Stanton Dhal Architects which demonstrated an outstanding level of Access and Inclusion.&nbs...
26 January 2019
Farah Madon was awarded the 2019 Penrith Citizen of the Year.Below are the details as presented by Penrith City Counc...
28 July 2018
Vista Access Architects were interviewed for an article "Access All Areas" by Robyn Willis of the Home magazine of the Daily Telegraph.The aim of the article was to demonstrate that desiging for disability can deliver beautify spaces One of our ...
14 October 2017
Hearing Augmentation is required where an inbuilt amplification system is proposed in the following areas: a Class 9b building like an assembly building or school; orin an auditorium, conference room, meeting room or room for judicatory purposes...
07 September 2017
Vista Access Architects receives regular inquires as to requirements for Accessible Car parking spaces for Class 3 developments such as Hotels, Motels, Group homes, Hostels etc.The number of Accessible Car parking spaces for Class 3 developments depe...

Vista Access Architects Blog

10 September 2021
It is with great pleasure that we announce that the the very first project that Vista Access Architects certified in QLD for SDA at Design and As-built stages has won the Master Builders Queensland Award- Wide Bay Burnett Housing & Construct...
28 August 2021
NDIS SDA Dwelling typesOne of the most common questions we get asked is how to determine the SDA dwelling type. This is not a straightforward answer as what the building industry may refer to as a House or a Group home or a Villa may not neatly ...
23 August 2021
The new NSW Housing SEPP will consolidate five existing housing-related NSW SEPPs:1. State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009 (ARHSEPP);2. State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors and People with a Disabili...
22 July 2021
Event DetailsIn this webinar, Farah will be introducing the updated version of AS1428.1:2021 which was released in June 2021. It is anticipated that the updated AS1428.1:2021 will be incorporated in the BCA/NCC 2022. Updates provide clarity to AS1428...
10 July 2021
Farah Madon of Vista Access Architects was invited to present a webinar on Universal Design and Housing options for People with a Disability in Australia at the 2021 Hong Kong Accessibility Webinar III.A link to the presentation is on https://fb...
06 April 2021
SDA Tools App has a set of calculators developed to assist with the design and assessment of dwellings developed under the NDIS SDA (National Disability Insurance Scheme - Specialist Disability Accommodation)The SDA Tools App has 3 Calculators.1. NDI...
09 October 2020
Vista Access Architects are delighted to announce the completion of our very first Final-as-built Certification for an SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) HPS (High Physical Support) home in Avenell Heights QLD for our Client Liveable Home...
22 August 2020
The NDIS SDA Price Guide 2020-21 has an Appendix B for Annual Base Price per participant for New Builds, Appendix C for Annual Base Price per participant for Existing Stock and Appendix D for Annual Base Price per participant for Legacy Stock.However...
22 August 2020
The NDIS SDA Price Guide 2020-21 has an Appendix B for Annual Base Price per participant for New Builds, Appendix C for Annual Base Price per participant for Existing Stock and Appendix D for Annual Base Price per participant for Legacy Stock.However...
25 July 2020
Funding of the types of dwelling eligible for SDA funding are noted in NDIS SDA Price Guide. Therefore to seek SDA funding the SDA dwelling is required to fit into one of the below dwelling types.Types of funded SDA dwellings:Apartment, 1 bedroom, 1 ...
05 May 2020
Is your SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) Assessor a NDIS Accredited SDA Assessor?NDIS SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) Assessments and Certifications under the new NDIS SDA Design Standard can only be provided by an NDIS Accredited ...
19 March 2020
The SDA price for a particular dwelling depends on the location of the dwelling. To derive a SDA price limit for a particular dwelling, the Base Price (before the fire sprinkler allowance) is multiplied by the Location Factor relevant to the property...
21 February 2020
SDA Density Restrictions"How many SDA participants can be accommodated in a development and in particular in a multi-unit residential building?". This is a very common question that we are asked by SDA developers and the answer is not that straightfo...
15 November 2019
'LRV Contrast' App developed by Vista Access Architects and BEZAPPS for calculating LRV (Luminance Reflectance Value) Contrast has just been judged as a finalist in the 2019 Australian Access Awards for the Educational App of the year categ...
28 October 2019
Today has been an absolute career highlight day with the launch of the NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Design Standard by the Hon Stuart Robert MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.Being the lead author of the NDIS...
18 August 2019
I’m delighted and honoured to be awarded the 2019 Access Inclusion Award for being the Access Consultant for a Specialist Disability Accomodation designed by Stanton Dhal Architects which demonstrated an outstanding level of Access and Inclusion.&nbs...
26 January 2019
Farah Madon was awarded the 2019 Penrith Citizen of the Year.Below are the details as presented by Penrith City Counc...
28 July 2018
Vista Access Architects were interviewed for an article "Access All Areas" by Robyn Willis of the Home magazine of the Daily Telegraph.The aim of the article was to demonstrate that desiging for disability can deliver beautify spaces One of our ...
14 October 2017
Hearing Augmentation is required where an inbuilt amplification system is proposed in the following areas: a Class 9b building like an assembly building or school; orin an auditorium, conference room, meeting room or room for judicatory purposes...
07 September 2017
Vista Access Architects receives regular inquires as to requirements for Accessible Car parking spaces for Class 3 developments such as Hotels, Motels, Group homes, Hostels etc.The number of Accessible Car parking spaces for Class 3 developments depe...