SDA Forum 2019: It's Time

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The time to start building SDA has finally come.

The biggest hurdles restricting large scale investment and delivery in for Specialist Disability Accommodation will soon be removed.
It’s time for the rubber to hit the road. Are you ready? 

No-one gets SDA like we do. Join us for a comprehensive one-day SDA event where we’ll share our knowledge and know how, unpack the SDA detail and cover just what you need to do to get successful SDA projects off the ground. 

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21 March
Marvel Stadium
740 Bourke St, Docklands


25 March
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane


29 March
Primus Hotel Sydney
339 Pitt St, Sydney


1 April
The Playford Adelaide Hotel
120 North Terrace, Adelaide 


2 April
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth


Current Status of the SDA Market

  • SDA Data: Analysis & Implications for Providers
  • SDA Framework Review Recommendations: Outcomes & Timeframes
  • Market Observations from our DSC's SDA Subject Matter Specialists

Delivering SDA Projects

  • Steps for Planning and Delivering a SDA Project - Timing, Processes and Key Milestones
  • Interaction with Participants and SIL
  • Key Considerations and Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Case study

SDA & SIL Interaction

  • What is SIL and how is it influenced by SDA?
  • SIL Quoting Processes
  • Tips and Tricks for Getting SIL Quotes Approved
  • Worked example

Financing SDA

  • Financing Success Factors
  • Case Studies

Attending the Get Building SDA National Conference in Melbourne?

Our SDA forum content has been developed in partnership with the Summer Foundation to complement the conference program. Both the conference and forums will showcase lessons from the joint Summer/DSC 'Get Building SDA' initiative providing information, connections and resources to get Australia building quality SDA options.


Brent Woolgar

Brent is a bona fide master of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) detail, which considering he is an engineer is not surprising. Brent has built his reputation as one of the sector's leading experts in SDA with involvement in over 50 SDA related projects to date, ranging from parent groups, small organisations, large national organisations, state governments, community housing providers, for-profit investors, developers and many financial institutions. What Brent doesn’t know about SDA is probably the stuff the NDIA don’t know themselves yet.

Brent brings a unique skill set to NDIS Housing, with over 25 years consulting experience in accessible design as well as a lived experience as the proud father of teenage identical twins, one of whom has cerebral palsy.

Gareth McKeen

Gareth has been highly successful leading organisational transition to the NDIS drawing on insights gained as a CEO and senior manager across 5 different industry sectors over a three decade career. He has dropped out of university 4 times in the 3 different countries, but somehow completed two degrees, including a Masters of Management. His signature philosophy is to create and pursue a 'Jigsaw of Excellence', an approach born out of his involvement at three Olympic games as team manager of a gold medal winning team. The Jigsaw analogy recognises that all the bits of an organisation are inter-linked and each plays a key role in achieving outcomes.

Having successfully developed, submitted and claimed over $7.5m worth of SIL quotes, Gareth has hands on experience in SIL from the perspective of a service provider. As CEO of a small/medium organisation, Gareth decided that SIL was critical to their operation and so took on the challenge of being responsible for creating a SIL roster spreadsheet, filling out the SIL quotes and then claiming the SIL via the NDIS portal.


9:30am - 4:00pm


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