National Conference 2019

22 March 2019
Marvel Stadium

Conference Summary

More than 400 people attended the inaugural Get Building SDA National Conference. The conference showcased what the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) market has achieved to date, with expert presenters detailing what it takes to achieve great SDA outcomes. SDA developers, tenants, investors and policy makers all shared their experiences.

You can access many of the presentations, videos, resources and other information from the conference in the program below.


The Hon Paul Fletcher (Minister for Families and Social Services)
View Young People in Aged Care Action Plan
Watch video
Read transcript

Robert De Luca (CEO, National Disability Insurance Agency)
View Presentation
Watch video

Watch video (all panel speakers)
Read transcript (all panel speakers)

Sam Petersen (Visual artist and SDA resident)

Stephen Vick (Guardian Living)
Watch Stephen's video

Jess Stubbins (Ablelink)
View Presentation

James Hooper (Lighthouse Infrastructure)
View Presentation

Leone Costigan (Herbert Smith Freehills)

Watch video (all panel speakers)

Anthony Ryan (Youngcare)

Dan McLennan (Summer Housing)
View Presentation

Diana Ferner (Social Ventures Australia)
View Presentation
View SDA - Supply in Australia report

Prof Andrew Beer (Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute)
View Presentation



Ryan Banting (Australian Unity) and Caryn Kakas (ANZ)
View Presentation

Shane Jamieson (Youngcare)

Michelle Goding (Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Qld)
View presentation

Watch video (all speakers)
Read transcript (all speakers)

Mike Zorbas (Property Council of Australia)

Antonia Albanese (NDIA)

Prof Bruce Bonyhady (Melbourne Disability Institute)

Chris McHugh (Suncorp)

Cameron Bird (EY)

Watch video (all speakers)

Anthony Ryan (Youngcare)

Luke Bo’sher (Summer Foundation)
Read transcript


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The Hon Paul Fletcher, Minister for Families and Social Services, and Robert de Luca, CEO, National Disability Insurance Agency, joined an impressive line-up of expert presenters and storytellers.

The Hon Paul Fletcher MP
Minister for Families & Social Services

Robert De Luca
CEO, National Disability Insurance Agency





Conference resources

CF&C Network News Update Autumn 2019 View Resource

Introduction to SDA View Resource

Summer Foundation NDIS Housing Resources View Resources

Youngcare Expression of Interest –SDA Conference View PDF

Allied Health Housing Assessments View Resource

Introduction to SDA View Resource

Housing plan tool (SDA) View Resource

SDA – Supply in Australia View Resource

Introduction to SDA View Resource

SDA market insights View Resource

NDIS SDA – Pathway to a mature market View Resource

Separating housing and support toolkit View Resource

Summary of changes SDA framework – Feb 2019 View Resource

Summer Housing – Designing for Inclusion and Independence - A guide for accessible housing View Resource

The Housing Hub Marketing Guide View Resource

Summer Foundation Annual Report 2017/2018 View PDF

Summer Foundation News Update – Autumn 2019 View PDF



The Get Building SDA National Conference was presented by the Summer Foundation and Youngcare.


With thanks to our sponsors: