With the NDIA data release in August 2019 showing statistics up the end of the March Quarter 2019 the massive growth in people with approval to have Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) in their plan is obvious. With only 2,896 dwellings around the country, 363 of them being new builds, the demand for new dwellings is obvious. A participant pays no more for a newly built dwelling than an existing dwelling.
It only became possible to have SDA approved in a Participants Plan on 1 July 2018, and at that stage requiring a fully enrolled (eg completed) SDA property to be able to apply, it was a very slow start to SDA in Queensland. The March Quarters statistics show just how rapidly this has grown. There are now 1,182 approved participants with only 83 new builds.
NT Participants could only get SDA in their plans from 1 July 2018 and although there are now 170 territorians with SDA in their plans, the unfortunate reality there is almost no one is building with only 8 New Builds.
Victoria has 3,701 participants with SDA in their plan, with only 58 New Builds.
New South Wales has the most established SDA market with 4,614 participants with SDA in their Plan and 196 New Builds.
South Australia has 1,692 participants with SDA in their plan, with only 11 New Builds.
Western Australia has 454 participants with SDA in their plan, with 0 New Builds.
NDIA Data Release August 2019 (Data as at 30 March 2019). The NDIA has released updated data on the National Disability Insurance Scheme. All of the above data was taken directly from the NDIS website.