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National Disability 
Insurance Scheme 
Overview 
In March 2013, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) 
legislation was passed by the Federal Government and the NDIS 
Act 2013 was established. The NDIS provides support to people 
With disability, their families and carers. The ND'S commenced 
with a trial phase on 1 July 2013, with the full scheme being 
progressively introduced across Australia from July 2016. The NDIS 
began operating in Queensland from I July 2019. 
Specialist Disability Accommodation 
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) refers to 
accommodation for people with a disability who require specialist 
housing solutions to assist with the delivery of supports that cater 
for their extreme functional impairment and/or very high support 
needs. SDA needs to be available in a variety of locations reflecting 
the diversity of participant preferences. Where people live is 
important to connections to family and community, including 
employment, services and study. 
Within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), SDA is a 
type of support (funding) that is provided to some participants. The 
federal government's SDA funding is provided to participants who 
require a specialist dwelling that reduces their need for person-to- 
person supports. This demand is also for younger participants that 
may be living in an unsuitable home or in aged care. 
The Federal Government has committed funding of $700 million 
per year to SDA for 20 years. This provides investment security and 
new high quality SDA for participants. 
The Australian Federal 
Government has 
legislatively committed 
to the NDIS with the 
SDA forming part Of the 
legislated framework. 
The scheme pricing is 
in place to stimulate 
growth in the market and 
the timeframe has been 
set at 20 years for any 
Investor Who decides to 
participate.