SYDNEY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2019
Frasers Property Australia and disability housing provider Summer Housing have signed an agreement to deliver 10 new homes for young people with disabilities at Ed.Square in Sydney’s south west.
Summer Housing is a not-for-profit housing provider within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Summer Housing’s vision is to see all people with disability and complex care needs could live in high-quality housing that enables them to live as independently as possible, enhancing their health, wellbeing and participation in the community.
Under the agreement, Summer Housing will take ownership of 11 apartments to house 10 young people with disabilities with an additional apartment to be used for on-site support workers. Prior to completion, the apartments will be specifically fitted out to meet High Physical Support design requirements under the NDIS, the top benchmark for residential disability housing.
Round-the-clock support workers will be available to meet the complex-care needs of selected residents with disability. On call support workers will enable these residents to lead independent lives and not in aged care.
Warwick Dowler, Development Director, Frasers Property Australia says the new residents will enjoy a high quality and convenient lifestyle at the popular new community.
“We are delighted to be able to play a role in helping to provide high quality housing for these young people so they can live as independently as possible, in a community that enhances their health and well-being,” says Mr Dowler.
“Everything at Ed.Square will be within minutes. The town centre will provide a shopping, dining and entertainment precinct incorporating an Eat Street, fresh food market place and Coles supermarket, state of the art Event Cinema, childcare centre, waterplay area, tavern and healthcare facilities.
“You don’t have to have a car at Ed.Square as you are already connected to a thriving community and the Edmondson Park train station is on your doorstep. This connectivity is an important part of the criteria for Summer Housing regarding optimum housing for people with disability,” he says.
Within the NDIS’ $22 billion budget, there is around $700 million earmarked for building housing for people with disability. The policy is designed to provide funding to build housing for an additional 12,000 people with significant disability in Australia. Young people living in residential aged care are a high priority group to access these additional housing places.
Dan McLennan, Chief Executive Officer, Summer Housing, says the new homes at Ed.Square will be a welcome addition to meet the rising housing needs of people with disability.
“Summer Housing’s delivery model is a contemporary one that brings accessible and affordable housing and support together with smart home technology to give individuals greater choice and control over how they live. The right housing and support in the right location can increase a person’s quality of life and independence, while reducing lifetime care costs,” says Mr McLennan.
“We look to partner with governments, private developers, community housing providers and other stakeholders to increase the range and scale of diverse housing options available for people with disability.
“We are really pleased that Frasers Property Australia is on board with our objective to provide quality and accessible housing for the whole community, inclusive of people with disability.
“It will be exciting and very rewarding to see 10 new residents move into their new homes at Ed.Square in the second half of 2020.”
Ed.Square is located immediately adjacent to Edmondson Park rail station and is a 45-minute train journey to Central Station. Liverpool is just three train stops away and Sydney’s future second airport at Badgerys Creek will be close by.
With over 290 homes already sold off-the-plan at Ed.Square, the new community has created a stir among residential buyers and retail tenants, and the site is about to become a hive of activity.
World-class architectural firms HDR, GroupGSA and HASSELL have collaborated to deliver the new Australian dream at Ed.Square, a connected community adjacent to the train station, comprising more than six hectares of open space and a variety of home styles and floorplans.
Overall there will be more than 992 apartments and 892 terraces and townhouses all close to the Town Centre, which will feature a 19-storey residential tower at its epicentre.
Frasers Property will continue to keep the community informed on the progress of construction at Ed.Square through a number of channels, including regular updates on the Ed.Square Facebook page and website at www.EdSquare.com.au.
For further information or to register your interest in Ed.Square, phone Frasers Property on 13 38 38 or visit www.EdSquare.com.au.