Pre 1 July 2021

SDA Assessment process for dwellings PRE 1 July 2021

The following is the SDA Assessment process for dwellings PRE 1 July 2021 and dwellings eligible for committed/commenced exemptions:

Livable Housing Design Guideline ‘Silver’ level certification +

The designed environment that responds to the needs of participants through improved physical access and enhanced provision for participants with sensory, intellectual or cognitive impairment. For example, Improved Liveability dwellings should include one or more additional design features such as luminance contrasts, improved wayfinding and/or lines of sight depending on the needs of the participants.

Livable Housing Design Guideline ‘Silver’ level certification +

Resilient but inconspicuous materials such as high impact wall lining, fittings and fixtures (e.g. blinds, door handles), secure windows, doors and external areas, appropriate sound proofing, laminated glass. Layout with areas of egress and retreat for staff and other residents. Adequate space and safeguards throughout the property to accommodate the needs of residents with complex behaviours.

Livable Housing Design Guideline ‘Platinum’ level certification +

External doors and external outdoor private areas to be accessible by wheelchair, bathroom vanity/hand basin to be accessible in seated or standing position, power supply to doors and windows (blinds), for retrofit of automation as necessary. SIL statement or kitchen sink, cooktop, meal preparation bench area and key appliances to be accessible in seated or standing position

Livable Housing Design Guideline ‘Platinum’ level certification +

All features noted for ‘Fully Accessible’ + structural provision for ceiling hoists, assistive technology ready, heating/cooling and household communication technology (e.g. video or intercom systems), emergency power solutions to cater for a minimum two hour outage where the welfare of participants is at risk and 950mm minimum clear opening width doors to all habitable rooms.

 

Assessment process by Vista Access Architects

Download some relevant documents from the links below

SDA Implementation planLHA Edition 4Price Guide 2020NDIS Rules 2020