It has been a landmark year for Summer Housing together with our partners, stakeholders and supporters as we reached our initial goal to commission 300 dwellings for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) dwellings. Importantly, we have achieved this milestone two years ahead of target, delivering much needed housing for younger people living in or at risk of admission to residential aged care.
More Australians than ever are making the move to apartment living.
According to the 2016 census, Australia has seen rapid growth of apartment developments in metropolitan areas. In Greater Sydney, for example, medium and high-density dwellings represented around 44% of all housing, with 80,585 new apartments built from 2011-16. In Greater Melbourne, medium and high-density dwellings represent 33% of all housing with 66,331 new apartments built from 2011-16.(more…)
Level Threshold to External Spaces
Level access to external areas are important not only for those using wheelchairs, but also for those who are ambulant and may use different mobility aids or have supports to ensure a safe environment for all. Little lips or changes in flooring can be a trip hazard for anyone. There are many ways to achieve level access, but we particularly like using pedestal pod paver systems.(more…)