Housing plans for people with complex disability needs, South Bathurst

Housing plans for people with complex disability needs, South Bathurst

By Jay-Anna Mobbs

 

Plans have been brought to the Bathurst Regional Council which could potentially see purpose built homes for people with complex disability needs.

The $1.2 million redevelopment is nominated to take place on a property on Vine Street, currently owned by the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst.

Around-the-clock care as well as accommodation will be apart of the housing.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider, Housing Plus, is working alongside the Catholic Diocese on the project.

“The house has been designed to offer residents independence and choice within an active 24 hour residential support setting,” a joint statement by the two groups states.

The facility will host a total of 10 bedrooms, five kitchens, six bathrooms and attached verandas.

“Private suites will feature kitchenettes, ensuites and courtyards with private access as well as expansive common living areas,” further mentioned in the statement.

However, there will be no private garages as the development is designed for physically moderate to severely disabled persons.

“Every individual should have access to service and accommodation that can help them achieve their personal goals and live a life of independence that suits them,” statement read.

If the application is approved, plans are expected to commence in February 2018, with the second half of the year to see the completion of the project.

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