Disability housing project gets off the ground

Pulse Property Solutions director Brian Stinson and managing director Amanda Gauci, Greg Reilly, of Tricrest Construction, Joondalup councillor Suzanne Thompson and Studio Halton architect Lisa Halton at the sod turning for Independent Living Warwick. Picture: David Baylis d497016
Pulse Property Solutions director Brian Stinson and managing director Amanda Gauci, Greg Reilly, of Tricrest Construction, Joondalup councillor Suzanne Thompson and Studio Halton architect Lisa Halton at the sod turning for Independent Living Warwick. Picture: David Baylis d497016

CONSTRUCTION has begun on a disability housing project that its developers say is a first of its kind in WA.

The four single-storey homes at Independent Living Warwick have been designed to meet the SDA (specialist disability accommodation) requirements of the NDIS guidelines in the hopes that those living in unsuitable accommodation, such as young people living in aged care or inaccessible government housing, will be able to live in a home suited to their needs.

SDA Lifestyle Homes managing director Amanda Gauci said it was clear from the Royal Commission into the treatment of people with disabilities there was a need for more innovative and suitable accommodation options.

An artist impression of Independent Living Warwick.

She said the site at 30 Barnsbury Road had been chosen because of its convenient location close to shops, cafes, cinemas, transport and medical facilities, and overlooking a park.

Designed by universal and wellbeing architect Lisa Halton, each home will “orientate towards the street and is bathed in winter sun”, have multiple private outdoor living areas and feature smart lighting, heating and cooling technologies.

Pulse Property Solutions director Brian Stinson and managing director Amanda Gauci, Greg Reilly, of Tricrest Construction, Joondalup councillor Suzanne Thompson and Studio Halton architect Lisa Halton at the sod turning for Independent Living Warwick. Picture: David Baylis d497016

Ms Gauci said her vision was to deliver beautiful homes designed thoughtfully for those living with disabilities.

“This stunning development is first of its kind in WA offering people a choice of different layouts for beautiful architecturally-designed two-bedroom homes,” she said.

The development site at 30 Barnsbury Road, Warwick. Picture: David Baylis

“We want to create a calming yet contemporary home environment that everyone can access and enjoy.”

Independent Living Warwick will be suitable for those with NDIS funding support for housing.

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