Somerville launches new SDA Accommodation
This week we were thrilled to celebrate the completion of our new Specialist Disability Accommodation high physical support design category homes in Palmerston.
The homes were officially opened at a celebration event attended by the Somerville board, Somerville Patron Daphne Read, Member for Drysdale Eva Lawler and Member for Karama Ngaree Ah Kit. The event also included a beautiful welcome to country by Larrakia woman Cyan Earnshaw.
This project represents the culmination of several years of work to build houses to the highest standard of Specialist Disability Accommodation. These buildings are the first of their kind in the Northern Territory.
Construction is also underway on five homes in Katherine, with plans for more in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek.
Each of the houses will accommodate three people, with the project creating housing for 21 people in total. The combined cost of this project was over $8 million.
The buildings are situated on former crown land and were funded by the Somerville Foundation.
These houses will deliver purpose-built specialist disability accommodation for people with disability in need of additional supports. SDA homes includes features such as voice-activated controls, electronic bench top, hoists, ramps, and automatic doors. These houses also have hydro therapy pools and solar power with back up battery.
This project was completed with M&J Builders, with designs by Troppo Architects.