Choosing your block of land

If you (or your adult child) qualifies to build an SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) home, choosing the right block of land is your first important decision. Below is a checklist to help you to do that.

Your land should be flat and fit the size of the home you want to build. The average lot sizes in many parts of Australia are becoming smaller, and this is affecting contemporary home design. It should be affordable when you also factor in the cost of building your SDA home. Land closer to the CBD in major cities is usually more expensive than it is in outer suburban areas.

Soil conditions that are easy to build on will help reduce your building cost. The location you select should have the facilities you need nearby (like shops and medical services) plus be near your support network (friends, family and support workers).

What to avoid

Make sure you avoid the following types of land hilly blocks that will make the home harder to access and more costly to build on or blocks located on major roads that will make it difficult to get in and out of the driveway.

Choosing a block of land for my NDIS Home
Choosing the right block of land is your first important decision when building a new NDIS Home.