Since joining DSC in 2016, Brent has earned his reputation as one of the sector's leading experts in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), with involvement in over 50 SDA related projects to date, ranging from parent groups, small organisations, large national organisations, state governments, community housing providers, for-profit investors, developers and many financial institutions.
He brings a unique skill set to NDIS Housing, with over 25 years experience in accessible design projects as well as a lived experience as the proud father of 14 year old identical twins, one whom has cerebral palsy. Brent has an Honours degree in engineering and an MBA with a focus on project management.
In this technical SDA article, Brent Woolgar explores what SDA classification is all about and its implications for SDA delivery.
Once upon a time Australia built a disjointed, complex railway system that would haunt it for years to come. Today, Brent Woolgar writes, we are in danger of making the same mistake with SDA.
The NDIA recently updated the Specialist Disability Accommodation Price Guide, increasing both New Build and Existing Stock prices by 2.1%.
The Productivity Commission has today released its position paper on the NDIS Costs. Brent Woolgar outlines the highlights
Despite the recent flurry of activity in the SDA space, there remains a critical missing piece of the puzzle, writes Brent Woolgar.
Over the last few weeks we have learned a lot about some State Governments positions regarding their existing stock of social and disability housing. This is vital information if you are considering investment in SDA.
Have you ever designed a seemingly innocent questionnaire for your customers and received some rather hostile responses? Brent Woolgar explores the discrimination that can occur through misguided questionnaire design.
New information out from the NDIA this week contains an unexpected (and unhappy) surprise for NSW SDA providers and confirms that SDA is ploughing ahead in Victoria and other states. Brent Woolgar explores the detail.
The Productivity Commission (PC) has released the Issues Paper for the Review of NDIS Costs. As Brent Woolgar explains, it’s thrown just about every contentious NDIS issue up in the air for consideration.
Brent Woolgar analyses the recently released NDIS Quality and safeguarding framework, highlighting the key policy decisions and implications for providers.